Henryd

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Henryd
Hairy ponies 2 - geograph.org.uk - 1655061.jpg
Wild Carneddau ponies in the hills above Henryd
Henryd is located in Conwy
Henryd
Henryd
Location within Conwy
Population715 (2011)
OS grid referenceSH769747
Community
  • Henryd
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCONWY
Postcode districtLL32
Dialling code01492
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Conwy
53°15′18″N 3°50′42″W / 53.255°N 3.845°W / 53.255; -3.845Coordinates: 53°15′18″N 3°50′42″W / 53.255°N 3.845°W / 53.255; -3.845

Henryd (About this soundWelsh pronunciation) is a village and community on the western slopes of the Conwy valley in Conwy county borough, north Wales. It lies about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Conwy, off the B5106 road. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 594,[1] increasing to 715 at the 2011 census.[2]

The meaning of Henryd in English is "Old ford", with hen meaning "old" and rhyd (mutated to ryd) meaning "ford".

The river Henryd, a tributary of the river Conwy, flows through the village. The village has a Nonconformist chapel and a small primary school (Ysgol Llangelynnin.

The oldest building in the village is Ffarm Henryd (Henryd Farm). The field behind Maes refail estate is known as Cae Ffarm (Farm field). The village well still exists in the field on the other side of the river.

Plas Iolyn is a grade II listed country house set in its own grounds some 1.5 km (1 mile) north of the village.

The village is a popular starting point for walks in the northern Snowdonia mountains, especially the Carneddau. Nearby is Parc Mawr, [1] an area of woodland now owned by the Woodland Trust, who are replacing the 1960s-planted conifers with native species. Also nearby is the Roman road route through Bwlch-y-Ddeufaen, and the ancient 12th century parish church of Llangelynnin.

Henryd is a popular resort for many celebrities or wanted people. For example the most famous family spotted was the Porter family back in 2015. Jo Porter is a now retired Mafia Boss, who took her ugly dog to escape the harsh realities. Lois, a brought up member of this family has to become a slag in order to get her family by. The first problem this family encountered was Brad (the Alpha) had a mishap with a disabled bloke and socked him in the face. See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_crime_bosses for more information.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Henryd at Wikimedia Commons