Gaerwen

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Gaerwen
Gaerwen is located in Anglesey
Gaerwen
Gaerwen
 Gaerwen shown within Anglesey
Population 1,551 (2011)
OS grid reference SH4675
Community Gaerwen
Principal area Anglesey
Ceremonial county Anglesey
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GAERWEN
Postcode district LL60
Dialling code 01492
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Ynys Môn
Welsh Assembly Ynys Môn
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey

Coordinates: 53°13′20″N 4°16′48″W / 53.2222°N 4.28°W / 53.2222; -4.28

Gaerwen is a village on the island of Anglesey, Wales. It is located in the south of the island 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll and 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of Llangefni . The A5 runs through the village, and the A55 runs just a few hundred metres north. According to the 2011 Census Gaerwen is now listed by the Office for National Statistics as Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog. The population of this community was 1,551.[1]

Gaerwen Hoard[edit]

An important Bronze Age hoard was found near Gaerwen in the nineteeth century. Comprising 2 gold lockrings and 2 penannular braclets, it is now in the collections of the British Museum.[2]

Village today[edit]

Facilities in Gaerwen include four public houses, two car dealerships, three churches, one Mormon meeting house, and a garden centre in the south portion of the village. It is very much a village of the old and new with two disused windmills in the north of the village and a modern industrial estate making up the south west portion of the village.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward electoral of the same name as the Community exists. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 2,016.[3]

Significance[edit]

There is a war memorial at the heart of the village to pay tribute to those who have fallen in both World Wars . The village is probably most famous, however, for housing the southernmost station of the Anglesey Central Railway which was in use between 1864 and 1993. It was also used on the Bangor to Holyhead mainline until 1963.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community Population 2011". Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  2. ^ British Museum Collection [1]
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 19 May 2015.