Llandre

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Coordinates: 52°27′46″N 4°01′29″W / 52.46287°N 4.02462°W / 52.46287; -4.02462

Llandre
Welsh: Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn
Llandre
Llandre is located in Ceredigion
Llandre
Llandre
 Llandre shown within Ceredigion
OS grid reference SN625869
Principal area Ceredigion
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BOW STREET
Postcode district SY24
Dialling code 01970
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Ceredigion
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Ceredigion

Llandre, or Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn, is a village in Ceredigion, Wales. It lies 5 miles north of Aberystwyth in the north-west of the county, on the road from Rhydypennau to Borth. To the north lies the village of Dôl-y-bont.

Toponymy[edit]

The traditional placename of the village was Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn  (English: St Michaels at the Mouth of the Valley), which derives from its location in the old cwmwd of Genau'r Glyn, part of the cantref of Penweddig. Before that, the name was Llanfihangel Castell Gwallter. The name changed to Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn in the 16th century. When the railway station opened in 1864 the nameboards read simply "Llanfihangel", but in 1916, at the request of Cynallmawr Parish Council "as Llanfihangel is a very common place name in Wales and much confusion is causing considerable inconvenience", the name was changed to Llandre (English: Churchtown).[1] The old name of Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn still occurs frequently in books of Welsh history.[2]

Local sites[edit]

Among the antiquities of the district are Castell Gwallter (English: Walter's Castle), a motte-and-bailey castle built by the Normans in around 1110. This stood around half a mile to the west of the village. An Iron Age hill fort stood on the hill to the east of the village.

Station[edit]

Llandre station, formerly Llanfihangel, was opened on 23 June 1864 on the Cambrian Coast Line between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth. It closed on 14 June 1965.[1] Between 1897 and 1899 this was the interchange for the Plynlimon and Hafan Tramway.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Green, C.C. The Coast Lines of the Cambrian Railways Volume 1. Wild Swan. ISBN 1-874103-07-0. 
  2. ^ Afan ab Alun, Cestyll Ceredigion (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1991) (in Welsh)

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