Cefn-y-bedd

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Cefn-y-bedd
The Hollybush at Cefn-y-Bedd - geograph.org.uk - 283034.jpg
The Hollybush public house, Cefn-y-Bedd
Cefn-y-bedd is located in Flintshire
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Cefn-y-bedd shown within Flintshire
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53°05′56″N 3°01′52″W / 53.099°N 3.031°W / 53.099; -3.031Coordinates: 53°05′56″N 3°01′52″W / 53.099°N 3.031°W / 53.099; -3.031

Cefn-y-bedd (About this soundWelsh pronunciation) is a village in Flintshire, north-east Wales.

The name translates into English as "the ridge of the grave", in reference to an old tumulus which a local tale said was the burial place of Gwrle Gawr, the legendary figure after whom Caergwrle was said to be named.[1][2]

Cefn-y-bedd is on the A541 road to the south of its junction with the A550 road at Abermorddu. The village is served by Cefn-y-Bedd railway station on the Borderlands Line, linking Wrexham and Bidston on the Wirral Peninsula.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Powell, Barclodiad Y Gawres: The Excavation of a Megalithic Chamber Tomb in Anglesey, 1956, p.78
  2. ^ An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire, vol II: Flintshire, 1911, p.xvi