Llangwyryfon

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Coordinates: 52°18′58″N 4°03′25″W / 52.316°N 4.057°W / 52.316; -4.057

Llangwyryfon
Llangwyryfon road sign
Llangwyryfon is located in Ceredigion
Llangwyryfon
Llangwyryfon
 Llangwyryfon shown within Ceredigion
Population 625 [1]
OS grid reference SN599707
    - Cardiff  93 mi 
Principal area Ceredigion
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ABERYSTWYTH
Postcode district SY23 4
Dialling code 01974
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Ceredigion
List of places
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Wales
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Llangwyryfon is a village in the county of Ceredigion, Wales. It lies on the B4576 about 8 miles to the south and east of Aberystwyth. The village lies in the valley of the River Wyre and contains the roadbridge where the B4576 crosses the Wyre downstream of which lies the confluence of the rivers Beidiog and the Wyre. The name Llangwyryfon derives from the tale of Saint Ursula to whom the village church is dedicated. Llan is Welsh for church and the gwyryddon are the 11,000 virgins who Ursula was martyred along with.

Llangwyryfon has boundaries with Llanrhystud, Llanilar, Dyffryn Arth, Llangeitho and Lledrod.[2]

History[edit]

There is an Iron Age site in the village at Caer Argoed.[3] In 1942(?) an early medieval, 5th-6th century carved stone was found in a field in the village by a farmer ploughing the field.

Amenities[edit]

There is a Post office and general store in the village as well as a church and a chapel.


Clubs and societies[edit]

  • Young Farmers Club[4]
  • Women's Institute[5]
  • Merched Y Wawr[6]
  • Gardening Club
  • youth club[7]

Transport[edit]

The village is served by the 588 bus service which runs between Aberystwyth and Lampeter.[8]

Education[edit]

Llangwyryfon Church and Chapel

Llangwyryfon Community Primary School is located in the village.[9] In 2007 the School had 42 pupils.[10]

Cylch Meithrin Llangwyryfon is a playgroup in Llangwyryfon registered by the Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin. The group is based in the Community Hall, Neuadd Santes Ursula (English: Saint Ursula Hall), near the Church.[11]

Llangwyryfon is in the catchment area of the two secondary schools in Aberystwyth, Penweddig Community Secondary School (Welsh: Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig) and Penglais School.

Industry[edit]

  • The main industry in the area is livestock farming.
  • There is a scrapyard in the village.
  • Llangwyryfon Wind Farm is split between Llangwyryfon and Lledrod, it is a wind farm of 20 wind turbines.[12]

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