Gaerwen

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Gaerwen
Gaerwenwindmill.jpg
One of Gaerwen's windmills
Gaerwen is located in Anglesey
Gaerwen
Gaerwen
Location within Anglesey
Population1,551 (2011)
OS grid referenceSH4675
Community
  • Gaerwen
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGAERWEN
Postcode districtLL60
Dialling code01248
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey
53°13′20″N 4°16′48″W / 53.2222°N 4.28°W / 53.2222; -4.28Coordinates: 53°13′20″N 4°16′48″W / 53.2222°N 4.28°W / 53.2222; -4.28

Gaerwen (About this soundWelsh pronunciation) is a village on the island of Anglesey in the community of Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog. It is located in the south of the island 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll and 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of Llangefni . The A5 runs through the village, and the A55 runs just a few hundred metres north. According to the 2011 Census Gaerwen is now listed by the Office for National Statistics as Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog.[clarification needed] The population of the community is 1,551.[1]

Gaerwen Hoard[edit]

An important Bronze Age hoard was found near Gaerwen in the nineteenth century. Comprising 2 gold lockrings and 2 penannular bracelets, it is now in the collections of the British Museum.[2]

Village today[edit]

Facilities in Gaerwen include four public houses, one car dealership, and four churches. It is very much a village of the old and new with two disused windmills in the north of the village and a modern industrial estate making up the south west portion of the village. With along a primary school and a football pitch in the middle of the village. There is also a fish and chip shop with a barber shop next door. A science park on the south of the A55 Junction was opened in 2018.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward electoral of the same name as the Community exists. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 2,016.[3]

Significance[edit]

There is a war memorial at the heart of the village to pay tribute to those who have fallen in both World Wars . The village is probably most famous, however, for housing the southernmost station of the Anglesey Central Railway which was in use between 1864 and 1993. It was also used on the Bangor to Holyhead mainline until 1963.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community Population 2011". Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  2. ^ British Museum Collection
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 19 May 2015.