Ysbyty Ifan

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Ysbyty Ifan
Ysbyty Ifan, watermill - geograph.org.uk - 55285.jpg
Ysbyty Ifan watermill
Ysbyty Ifan is located in Conwy
Ysbyty Ifan
Ysbyty Ifan
 Ysbyty Ifan shown within Conwy
Population 221 (2001)
OS grid reference SH8448
Community Ysbyty Ifan
Principal area Conwy
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BETWS-Y-COED
Postcode district LL24
Dialling code 01690
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Aberconwy
Welsh Assembly Aberconwy
List of places

Coordinates: 53°01′16″N 3°43′23″W / 53.021°N 3.723°W / 53.021; -3.723

Ysbyty Ifan is a small but historic village and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales. Nearly all the population speak Welsh.


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.[1] 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, and his wife Lowri.

The village has a primary school with two class rooms and a cafeteria.

The cottage of Foel Gopyn is an off the grid National Trust holiday cottage.


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