Trevor, Wrexham

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Coordinates: 52°58′26″N 3°05′45″W / 52.973947°N 3.095956°W / 52.973947; -3.095956

Trevor
Welsh: Trefor
Canal Junction, Trevor - geograph.org.uk - 251631.jpg
Junction on the Llangollen Canal in the village of Trevor
Trevor is located in Wrexham
Trevor
Trevor
 Trevor shown within Wrexham
OS grid reference SJ2650242406
Community Llangollen Rural
Principal area Wrexham
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LLANGOLLEN
Postcode district LL20
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Clwyd South
Welsh Assembly Clwyd South
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Trevor (Welsh: Trefor) is a village in the county borough of Wrexham (until 1974 in Denbighshire) in Wales. It is situated in the scenic Vale of Llangollen, on the A539 between Llangollen and Wrexham in the community of Llangollen Rural.

Its name is an anglicised version of the Welsh place-name Trefor, meaning "large village". This was one of the old townships of the parish of Llangollen, giving its name to both a powerful landowning family whose ancestral home was in the township, and to the later industrial settlement represented by the modern village. In common with neighbouring Froncysyllte, Trevor is largely made up of nineteenth- and twentieth-century cottages for workers in the area's traditional industries of limestone quarrying and brick-making.[1] Although these industries have now disappeared the area has a rich industrial archeology.

Trevor lies on the Llangollen Canal at the northern end of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct; the Trevor Basin is at the north end of the aqueduct. Until 1965 the village once had a railway station on the now long closed/disused Ruabon to Barmouth line,

However the nearby Heritage Llangollen Railway aims (once work on the extension to Corwen is completed) to extend eastwards to Ruabon passing the village of Trevor itself (whom may include rebuilding and full restoration of the old train station itself as part of the extension).

The Offa's Dyke Path passes through the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dee Valley, Froncysyllte to Newbridge, Wrexham County Borough Council Planning