Penyffordd

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This article is about Penyffordd, near Buckley, Flintshire. For the hamlet near Mostyn, Flintshire, see Pen-y-ffordd.
Penyffordd
Welsh: Penyffordd
Penyffordd is located in Flintshire
Penyffordd
Penyffordd
 Penyffordd shown within Flintshire
Population 3,715 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ301617
Principal area Flintshire
Ceremonial county Flintshire
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH4
Dialling code 01244
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Alyn and Deeside
Welsh Assembly Alyn and Deeside
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire

Coordinates: 53°08′53″N 3°02′42″W / 53.148°N 3.045°W / 53.148; -3.045

Penyffordd is a village in Flintshire, Wales, situated to the south west of Buckley and to the west of Chester. The name is derived from the Welsh Pen Y Ffordd - meaning, literally, "head of the road". The resident population of Penyffordd, as measured in the 2001 Census, was 3,715.[1]

Penyffordd lies to the east of A550, south of its junction with the A55 (North Wales Expressway). The ward consists of the neighbouring villages of Penyffordd and Penymynydd, which are a ribbon development along the line of the former major road.

A hamlet named Pen-y-ffordd is also in Flintshire, Wales. It is located between Holywell and Prestatyn, near Mostyn.

Community[edit]

Local amenities and landmarks include a village hall and war memorial. Penyffordd has its own Village Institute, Scout group, Girl Guides group and local youth club. An annual children's competition called Penyffordd and Penymynydd Youth Festival is held in the village.

Sport and leisure in the village include Pen-y-ffordd Tennis Club, bowling greens and Penyffordd Dancing School.

The village is served by Penyffordd County Primary School and Abbots Lane Infant School. The local secondary school is Castell Alun High School, which is in the nearby village of Hope.

Penyffordd has two places of worship: Trinity Chapel (Presbyterian & Methodist) and Emmanuel (Church in Wales).

Penyffordd railway station is on the Corwen road, which is on the Borderlands Line from Wrexham to Bidston in Birkenhead.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2001 Census: Penyffordd, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 1 December 2007 

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