Henryd

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Henryd
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Wild Carneddau ponies in the hills above Henryd
Henryd is located in Conwy
Henryd
Henryd
 Henryd shown within Conwy
Population 694 (2001)
OS grid reference SH7674
Community Henryd
Principal area Conwy
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CONWY
Postcode district LL32
Dialling code 01492
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Aberconwy
Welsh Assembly Aberconwy
List of places
UK
Wales
Conwy

Coordinates: 53°15′11″N 3°51′11″W / 53.253°N 3.853°W / 53.253; -3.853

Henryd is a village and community on the western slopes of the Conwy valley in Conwy county borough, north Wales. It lies about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Conwy, off the B5106 road. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 594.[1]

The meaning of Henryd in English is "Old ford", with hen meaning "old" and rhyd (mutated to ryd) meaning "ford".

The river Henryd, a tributary of the river Conwy, flows through the village. The village has a Nonconformist chapel and a small primary school (Ysgol Llangelynnin).

There are two housing estates in the village 'Maes refail' which is the council housing estate and the 1970s estate 'Erw fawr'. The oldest building in the village is Ffarm Henryd (Henryd Farm). The field behind Maes refail estate is known as Cae Ffarm (Farm field). The village well still exists in the field on the other side of the river.

Plas Iolyn is a grade II listed country house set in its own grounds some 1.5 km (1 mile) north of the village.

The village is a popular starting point for walks in the northern Snowdonia mountains, especially the Carneddau. Nearby is Parc Mawr, [1] an area of woodland now owned by the Woodland Trust, who are replacing the 1960s-planted conifers with native species. Also nearby is the Roman road route through Bwlch-y-Ddeufaen, and the ancient 12th century parish church of Llangelynnin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Conwy". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Henryd at Wikimedia Commons