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Bwlchygroes Calvinist Chapel - - 573150.jpg
Bwlchygroes Chapel
Bwlchygroes is located in Pembrokeshire
Location within Pembrokeshire
OS grid referenceSN240360
  • Clydau
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLlanfyrnach
Postcode districtSA35
Dialling code01239
FireMid and West Wales
EU ParliamentWales
List of places
51°59′42″N 4°33′50″W / 51.995°N 4.564°W / 51.995; -4.564Coordinates: 51°59′42″N 4°33′50″W / 51.995°N 4.564°W / 51.995; -4.564

Bwlchygroes (About this soundWelsh pronunciation; sometimes spelled Bwlch-y-groes) is a small upland rural village in the community and parish of Clydau, north Pembrokeshire, Wales, 5 miles (8 km) SW of Newcastle Emlyn and the same distance east of Crymych.


Bwlchygroes crossroads from the SE

Bwlchygroes Community Hall occupies part of the former village school, which closed in 2000. Clydau School, in Tegryn, now serves pupils from Bwlchygroes. School records for 100 years to 1967 are held at the Pembrokeshre Record Office.[1] The village post office closed in 2008.[2] Bwlch-y-Groes Women's Institute papers 1964-2009 are held by Pembrokeshire Record Office.[3]


There is a Calvinist Methodist chapel in the village, dating from 1777;[4] date stones bear several later dates.[5]


There is an agricultural merchant in the village as well as holiday accommodation. The old school is the headquarters of the Green Dragon community bus and scooter scheme, funded by the Welsh Government,[6] and is home to the nursery group (ysgol feithrin).[7]


Daniel Blackburn was one of the pioneers for using cooking oil as vehicle fuel in the early 2000s.[8]

Osian Hedd Harries of Bwlchygroes was one of six who repainted the Cofiwch Dryweryn mural in Llanrhystud, Ceredigion, after it was defaced with a “Elvis” graffiti early February 2019.[9][10]

Bwlchygroes was rated the 6th safest place in Wales in 2014, according to data from UKCrimeStats.[11]


  1. ^ "Pembrokeshire Record Office: Primary School Records". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Pembrokeshire Halls: Bwlchygroes". Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  3. ^ "National Archives: Bwlch-y-Groes Womens Institute". Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  4. ^ "GENUKI: Clydey". Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Churches of Britain and Ireland". Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Green Dragon Bus" (PDF). Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  7. ^ "RenewWales: Bwlchygroes Community". Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Drive promotes cooking oil fuel". BBC. 29 July 2003. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Osian steps in to help restore vandalised mural". County Echo. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  10. ^ Walford, Jessica (2019-02-04). "Monument to flooded village is repainted after it was vandalised". walesonline. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  11. ^ "…the lowest crime rate in Wales". Wales Online. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.

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