Aberwheeler

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Aberwheeler
Welsh: Aberchwiler
Corner of a lane near Geinas - geograph.org.uk - 1323598.jpg
Offa's Dyke Path in Aberwheeler
Aberwheeler is located in Denbighshire
Aberwheeler
Aberwheeler
 Aberwheeler shown within Denbighshire
Population 327 (2001)
OS grid reference SJ0969
Community Aberwheeler
Principal area Denbighshire
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DENBIGH
Postcode district LL16
Dialling code 01745
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Vale of Clwyd
Welsh Assembly Vale of Clwyd
List of places
UK
Wales
Denbighshire

Coordinates: 53°12′54″N 3°21′25″W / 53.215°N 3.357°W / 53.215; -3.357

Aberwheeler (Welsh: Aberchwiler) is a village and community in the Welsh county of Denbighshire, located on the south bank of the River Wheeler (Welsh: Afon Chwiler), 4.2 miles (6.8 km) north east of Denbigh, 12.6 miles (20.3 km) north west of Mold and 11.0 miles (17.7 km) north of Ruthin. At the 2001 census the community had a population of 327.[1]

In the east of the community, the land climbs steeply to the 1,306 feet (398 m) high summit of Moel y Parc on the boundary with Flintshire, where there is a cairn and tumulus. The Offa's Dyke Path, 176 miles (283 km) long, which runs from Sedbury, in Gloucestershire, to Prestatyn, descends through the community from the heights of the Clwydian Range to cross the River Wheeler into Bodfari. Further north, on the banks of the river, stands Candy Mill, a clover mill built to extract clover seed.[2][3] The mill is Grade II* listed, while Aberwheeler House and Castell Bach are Grade II listed.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2001: Parish Headcounts: Denbighshire". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Candy Mill with Miller's Cottage and Leat, Aberwheeler". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Historic Landscape Characterisation: The Vale of Clwyd: Aberchwiler, Bodfari and Aberwheeler". Clwyd–Powys Archaeological Trust. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Aberwheeler House, Aberwheeler". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Castell Bach, Aberwheeler". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

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