Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr

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Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr
Looking over the bridge to The Crown Inn at Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr - geograph.org.uk - 3026756.jpg
The Crown Inn
Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr is located in Conwy
Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr
Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr
 Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr shown within Conwy
Population 195 (2001)
OS grid reference SH9949
Community Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr
Principal area Conwy
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CORWEN
Postcode district LL21
Dialling code 01490
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Clwyd West
Welsh Assembly Clwyd West
List of places
UK
Wales
Conwy

Coordinates: 53°01′52″N 3°30′22″W / 53.031°N 3.506°W / 53.031; -3.506

Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr is a village and community in Conwy County Borough, in Wales. It is located on the Afon Alwen, at the south western edge of the Clocaenog Forest, 9.1 miles (14.6 km) north west of Corwen, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) east of Cerrigydrudion and 27.5 miles (44.3 km) south of Conwy. At the 2001 census the community had a population of 195.[1]

The old farmhouse at Bodtegir, south east of the village, built in 1655 by William Salesbury, the Royalist governor of Denbigh Castle during the English Civil War, is Grade II* listed,[2] as is Saint Michael's Church.[3] Pont Llyn Gigfran, which carries a minor road to Betws Gwerfil Goch over the Afon Alwen, in the south east of the community, is Grade II listed.[4]

The antiquary Owen Jones, who compiled The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales, published between 1801 and 1807, was born in the community.[5][6] He died in 1814 and was buried in London, but his gravestone was removed to Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr after the churchyard at All-Hallows-the-Less was damaged by bombing in World War II.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2001: Parish Headcounts: Conwy". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bodtegir Old Farmhouse". Listed Building Database Record. Cadw. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Michael, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pont Llyn Gigfran (partly in Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr Community), Betws Gwerfil Goch". British Listed Buildings. British Listed Buildings Online. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Y Myvyrian Archaiology". Jones' Celtic Encyclopedia. Mary Jones. 2003. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Phillips, Geraint (2008). "Jones, Owen (1741–1814)" (Online). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  7. ^ Jenkins, R.T.; Ramage, Helen M. (1951). A History of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion and of the Gwyneddigion and Cymreigyddion Societies (1751–1951). Y Cymmrodor 50. London: Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. pp. 93–4. 

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