Ysceifiog

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Ysceifiog
Ysceifiog - geograph.org.uk - 132312.jpg
Population 1,181 2001 Census[1]
OS grid reference SJ151714
Principal area Flintshire
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH8
Dialling code 01352
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Delyn
Welsh Assembly Delyn
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire


Ysceifiog, also written Ysgeifiog, is a small village, community and parish in Flintshire, Wales. It lies on a back road just north of the A541 highway between Nannerch and Caerwys. The name translates roughly as "a place where elder trees grow".[2]

The parish includes the villages of Lixwm, to the east of Ysceifiog village, and Babell, to the north.

Notable residents[edit]

The antiquarian and copyist of Welsh manuscripts John Jones (c.1585-1657/8) was born and brought up in the small mansion of Gellilyfdy in Ysceifiog parish.

The poet William Edwards (Wil Ysceifiog) also lived there in the first half of the 19th century, and John Owen (1733-1776), one of the pioneers of Methodism in Flintshire, was a native of Ysceifiog.

Today[edit]

The village pub, the Fox Inn, is a substantially unaltered 18th century building, with a front room listed on CAMRA's register of nationally important pub interiors.[3]

The village committee maintains the local village hall which plays hosts to varying village events.

The local football team, Ysceifiog F.C., joined the Llandyrnog and District Village Summer League in 1976. It took them 31 years to win a trophy.

Although taking the name of the village Ysceifiog Wolves JFC, a successful junior league football team coming runners up in the Tesco UK Championships in 2011.

Sources[edit]

  • Dewi Roberts The old villages of Denbighshire and Flintshire (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch. 1999) ISBN 0-86381-562-6


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Welsh Wikipedia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Census: Ysceifiog". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Glossary of Welsh Placenames, Ordnance Survey
  3. ^ Wales Pub Guide: The Fox Inn, Ysceifiog, Flintshire, Daily Telegraph

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°13′58″N 3°16′24″W / 53.23282°N 3.27338°W / 53.23282; -3.27338