Eglwysbach

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Eglwysbach
Bodnant Hall - geograph.org.uk - 3194841.jpg
Bodnant Hall
Eglwysbach is located in Conwy
Eglwysbach
Eglwysbach
Eglwysbach shown within Conwy
Population 935 (2011)
OS grid reference SH804705
Community
  • Eglwysbach
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town COLWYN BAY
Postcode district LL28
Dialling code 01492
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Conwy
53°13′05″N 3°47′28″W / 53.218°N 3.791°W / 53.218; -3.791Coordinates: 53°13′05″N 3°47′28″W / 53.218°N 3.791°W / 53.218; -3.791

Eglwysbach is a village and community in Conwy county borough, Wales. The village plays host to an annual Agricultural show and horticultural show in August, which includes displays of local cattle, sheep, heavy and light horses, showjumping a horticulture marquee, fairground rides and trades stands. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 928,[1] increasing slightly to 935 at the 2011 census.[2]

54% of the residents of Eglwysbach speak the Welsh language, as recorded in the 2001 census.

Nearby is Bodnant Garden, a National Trust property.

The village boasts a traditional public house at its centre, The Bee Inn, whose flag is proudly displayed by its patrons at various Wales International Football matches abroad.

St. Martin's parish church is in the Diocese of St Asaph of the Church in Wales.

The name Eglwysbach can be taken to mean 'the small/insignificant church', thus it has the same meaning as Ecclefechan, Scotland. Both locations are derived from a Brythonic language.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches south from Eglwysbach with a total population taken at the 2011 census of 1,537.[3]

St. Martin's Church, Eglwysbach

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Conwy". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 21 May 2015. 

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