Cefn Meiriadog

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Cefn Meiriadog
Elwy Valley landscape - geograph.org.uk - 782531.jpg
Fields in the Elwy Valley above Cefn Meiriadog
Cefn Meiriadog is located in Denbighshire
Cefn Meiriadog
Cefn Meiriadog
Cefn Meiriadog shown within Denbighshire
Population 389 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SJ007725
• Cardiff 122.3 mi (196.8 km)
• London 185.6 mi (298.7 km)
  • Cefn Meiriadog
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TREFNANT
Postcode district LL17
Dialling code 01745
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
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53°14′24″N 3°29′17″W / 53.240°N 3.488°W / 53.240; -3.488Coordinates: 53°14′24″N 3°29′17″W / 53.240°N 3.488°W / 53.240; -3.488

Cefn Meiriadog (sometimes Cefnmeriadog) is a village and a community in Denbighshire, Wales, just south of the City of St Asaph.[2] The boundary of the village on three sides is the river Elwy.

Wigfair, near the village of Cefn Meiriadog

"Cefn" in Welsh means the side of a hill; St Meiriadog was a 5th Century saint. Cefn Caves are nearby, where human and early Neanderthal remains dating back 250,000 years have been discovered. Visitors to the site have included Charles Darwin, in 1831.[3]

In 2011 the population of Cefnmeiriadog was 389 with 30.4% able to speak Welsh.