Llangoedmor

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Coordinates: 52°04′52″N 4°37′57″W / 52.08112°N 4.6326°W / 52.08112; -4.6326

Llangoedmor
Llangoedmor Parish Church.jpg
Llangoedmor Parish Church
Llangoedmor is located in Ceredigion
Llangoedmor
Llangoedmor
 Llangoedmor shown within Ceredigion
OS grid reference SN175465
Principal area Ceredigion
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARDIGAN
Postcode district SA43
Dialling code 01239
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Ceredigion
Welsh Assembly Ceredigion
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Llangoedmor is a village 2 miles east of Cardigan, Ceredigion, Wales.

It is also the name of a Community Council which encompasses Llechryd and parts of Penparc. Llangoedmor (Welsh: the church the great wood), is derived from the groves of Welsh Oak and other trees which existed there. The remnants of the woodland still exist and are now a site of Special Scientific Interest, this wood is known locally as Cwm Du (meaning Black Valley in English).

In the Dark Ages it was the home of St Cynllo, whose knee imprints are said to exist in a rock, near the farm named Felin Gynllo. His feast day is 17 July. A sparsely populated area, it is mainly made up of farmsteads, the occasional mansion, such as Coedmore and Plas Llangoedmor, and detached houses. The Croes-y-Llan area has seen the most recent building activity in the last two decades, and has seen an increase in the population of this village, especially by those from cities who have moved from urban conurbations.

Llangoedmor was the site of a 12th-century battle. Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) states:

"Soon after the death of Henry I, a memorable battle was fought near Crûg Mawr, a conical hill in this parish, between the Welsh, commanded by Gruffudd ap Rhys and the English, in which the latter sustained a signal defeat."

These days, Llangoedmor is a popular spot for tourists, partly because of its proximity to the Preseli Hills and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The parish church of St Cynllo is a grade II* listed building. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Church of St Cynllo, Llangoedmor, Llangoedmor". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 

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