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St. Tysilio's Church
Plas yn Iâl

Bryneglwys is a village and community in Denbighshire, Wales. The village lies to the northeast of Corwen on a hill above a small river, Afon Morwynion. The community covers an area of 24.48 km2 and extends to the top of Llantysilio Mountain.[1] It had a population of 369 at the time of the 2011 census, an increase from 344 during the 2001 census.[2][3] The 2011 census showed 36.0% of the population could speak Welsh, a fall from 50.3% in 2001.[4] The name of the village means "church hill" in English and was first recorded in 1284 with the spelling "Breneglus".[5]

The village church is dedicated to Saint Tysilio.[5] There has been a church on the site since the 7th century but the current building dates from the 15th century and was restored around 1570 and again in 1875.[1][6] Yale Chapel was added to the church around 1575.[1]

The local primary school is Ysgol Dyffryn Iâl which has two sites, one in Bryneglwys and one in the nearby village of Llandegla. It is a bilingual school under the control of the Church in Wales.[7]

The 16th-century historian David Powel came from the village.[1] To the northeast of the village stands Plas yn Iâl, the ancestral home of the Yale family who included Elihu Yale, a benefactor of Yale University in the USA.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Davies, John; Nigel Jenkins, Menna Baines & Peredur I. Lynch (2008) The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales, University of Wales Press, Cardiff.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics: Bryneglwys (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics. Accessed 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics: Bryneglwys (Parish), Key Figures for 2001 Census: Key Statistics. Accessed 5 May 2013.
  4. ^ "2011 Census results by Community". Welsh Language Commissioner. 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Owen, Hywel Wyn & Richard Morgan (2007) Dictionary of the Place-names of Wales, Gomer Press, Llandysul, Ceredigion.
  6. ^ Coleg y Groes: St. Tysilio's Bryneglwys. Accessed 5 May 2013.
  7. ^ Morris, Goronwy (2012) A report on Ysgol Dyffryn Iâl, Estyn. Accessed 5 May 2013.

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Coordinates: 53°01′N 3°17′W / 53.017°N 3.283°W / 53.017; -3.283