Llanferres

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Coordinates: 53°08′13″N 3°12′50″W / 53.137°N 3.214°W / 53.137; -3.214

Llanferres
Llanferres from the slopes of Bryn Alyn - geograph.org.uk - 681280.jpg
Llanferres is located in Denbighshire
Llanferres
Llanferres
 Llanferres shown within Denbighshire
Population 676 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ188604
Principal area Denbighshire
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MOLD
Postcode district CH7
Dialling code 01352
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Clwyd West
Welsh Assembly Clwyd West
List of places
UK
Wales
Denbighshire

Llanferres is a village and parish in the county of Denbighshire in Wales. At the 2001 Census the population of the village was recorded as 676.[1]

Geography[edit]

It is located 230 metres above sea level in the upper valley of the River Alyn on the A494 road between Ruthin and Mold.[2]

The village lies on the eastern slopes of the Clwydian Hills, just south of Moel Famau, and is wholly within the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[3] Offa's Dyke National Trail passes one mile to the southwest of the village. The Parish or Community Council of Llanferres area includes the village of Maeshafn and hamlets of Tafarn-y-Gelyn and Loggerheads.

Notable landmarks[edit]

Church

The parish church, which is dedicated to St. Berres, was mentioned in the 'Lincoln Taxation' of 1291. It was largely rebuilt in 1774/1775, with additions in 1843. There were further additions, and a major restoration, in 1892.

Originally medieval, a now mainly Georgian and Victorian church with a jolly ‘lantern’ bellcote. The Church, adjacent Druid Inn and farm (private), form a pleasing group. A visit will be enhanced by the guide pamphlet available in the Church. [4]

Saint Berres, (with variations such as Brice or Britius) was a 4th century to 5th century Welsh hermit, who according to Thomas Pennant was a disciple of St. Martin of Tours, the Hungarian.

The village sits alongside the Welsh Assembly A494 Trunk Road on bus routes providing access to the nearest towns Mold and Ruthin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2001 Census: Llanferres, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 19 October 2008 
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer Map, Clwydian Range
  3. ^ AONB Designation, Clwydian Range AONB, retrieved 9 January 2008 
  4. ^ Dr Charles Kightly. Enjoy Medieval Denbighshire. Denbighshire County Council. 

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