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Cyffylliog village school
Cyffylliog is located in Denbighshire
Cyffylliog shown within Denbighshire
OS grid reference SJ058577
  • Cyffylliog
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RUTHIN
Postcode district LL15
Dialling code 01824
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
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DenbighshireCoordinates: 53°06′29″N 3°24′22″W / 53.108°N 3.406°W / 53.108; -3.406
St. Mary's Church

Cyffylliog (also Y Gyffylliog in Welsh) is a village and community in Denbighshire, Wales. It is situated to the west of Ruthin on the banks of the River Clywedog. The community covers an area of 31.59 km2 and includes the hamlet of Bontuchel and a section of Clocaenog Forest.[1] It had a population of 495 at the time of the 2011 census, a slight increase from 484 during the 2001 census.[2][3] The name of the village means "place of pollard trees/stumps" and comes from the Welsh word cyffyll meaning stumps.[4]

The village has a small, bilingual primary school, Ysgol Cyffylliog, which had 25 pupils in 2011.[5]

Church of St Mary[edit]

The village church, St. Mary's, dates from the late 12th century but has been extensively renewed since that time including an almost complete rebuilding in 1876.[6] Although the church has been arduously restored, it retains its late medieval ceiling and an unusual Georgian ‘hearse house’.[7] The church is open by arrangement.

The village also has a Presbyterian chapel, Salem Chapel.[8]


  1. ^ 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: Cyffylliog (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics. Accessed 15 April 2013.
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics: Cyffylliog (Parish), Key Figures for 2001 Census: Key Statistics. Accessed 15 April 2013.
  4. ^ Owen, Hywel Wyn & Richard Morgan (2007) Dictionary of the Place-names of Wales, Gomer Press, Llandysul, Ceredigion.
  5. ^ Estyn (2011) A report on Ysgol Cyffylliog. Accessed 15 April 2013.
  6. ^ Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust: Church of Saint Mary, Cyffylliog. Accessed 15 April 2013.
  7. ^ Dr Charles Kightly. Enjoy Medieval Denbighshire. Denbighshire County Council. 
  8. ^ The Presbyterian Church of Wales: Salem, Cyffylliog. Accessed 15 April 2013.