Tremeirchion

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Coordinates: 53°14′44″N 3°22′39″W / 53.24554°N 3.37737°W / 53.24554; -3.37737

Tremeirchion
Tremeirchion is located in Denbighshire
Tremeirchion
Tremeirchion
 Tremeirchion shown within Denbighshire
Population 636 (Parish)[1]
1,589 (Ward)[2]

(2001 Census)
OS grid reference SJ081729
Principal area Denbighshire
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ST. ASAPH
Postcode district LL17
Dialling code 01745
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Vale of Clwyd
Welsh Assembly Vale of Clwyd
List of places
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Wales
Denbighshire

Tremeirchion (previously known as Lleweni) is a small residential community in Denbighshire, Wales. It is located on the B5429 road, to the north east of Denbigh and to the east of St Asaph.

The town was part of the traditional lands of the Salusbury family and the Cotton baronets. It was dominated by these two families until the early part of the twentieth century. It briefly became well known during the fin de siècle after a series of dinosaur bones were found in the area. The town does not possess a shop or any other commercial activity although one pub, the Salusbury Arms, operates daily with the exception of Monday.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2001 Census, Tremeirchion Ward had a population of 1,589 people,[1] although the civil parish figure for the community was 636.[2] Residents in this community had a median household income of £32,400 as of 2006, and 8.9% of residents claimed some sort of disability payment from the government. As of 2001, 2.64% of residents were immigrants.

Education[edit]

The community is served by a small Welsh medium primary school, Ysgol Tremeirchion. The majority of secondary school students attend classes in larger regional schools located in St Asaph or Denbigh.

Tremeirchion is also home to St Beuno's College, a Jesuit college at which the Victorian era poet and Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins studied. It now runs spiritual retreats of varying durations.[1]

History[edit]

The local church is the Church of Corpus Christi. The first recorded vicar, in 1350, was Dafydd Ddu Hiraddug.[3] Cyril Williams was appointed vicar in 1951. The celebrated Mrs Thrale is buried there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: Tremeirchion (Ward)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 June 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "2001 Census: Tremeirchion (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 June 2008. 
  3. ^ The Church of Corpus Christi, Tremeirchion, p. 33 (19th edition, 1951)

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