Ysbyty Ifan watermill
Ysbyty Ifan shown within Conwy
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Ysbyty Ifan, until 1189, was known as Dôl Gynwal. Then, it came to the attention of the Knights of St John, who set up a hospice. The church marks the spot where the old hospice stood, and it contains many remnants that tell of the area’s rich history. Abraham Lincoln's great, great grandfather lived in Bryngwyn, a farm in Ysbyty Ifan.
Ysbyty Ifan had a population of 221 people at the 2001 Census. There is a bakery shop, a post office, a milk shop and a rugby union pitch with a children's playground, and a bridge over the infant Afon Conwy. The parish church contains memorial slabs to Rhys Fawr ap Maredudd (fl. 1485-1510), a local nobleman who served Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth Field, and his wife Lowri.
The village has a primary school with two class rooms and a cafeteria.
The cottage of Foel Gopyn is a National Trust property.
Media related to Ysbyty Ifan at Wikimedia Commons
- A Vision of Britain Through Time
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