Llanddulas from Cefn-yr-Ogof
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Llanddulas is a village in Conwy county borough, Wales, midway between Old Colwyn and Abergele and next to the North Wales Expressway in the community of Llanddulas and Rhyd-y-Foel. The village lies beneath the limestone hill of Cefn-yr-Ogof (670 ft). This hill has large caves, and quarrying of limestone was formerly the main industry of the village, with crushed stone being exported from the 200 m long jetty.
According to figures from the 2011 census, Llanddulas, combined with nearby village Rhyd y Foel, had a population of 1,542, with around 23% of the population having some knowledge of the Welsh language.
According to legend, a cave on the mountain of Pen y Cefn was once the abode of the Devil, until the people of Llanddulas performed an exorcism at the cave to drive him away. Llanddulas Limestone and Gwrych Castle Wood is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
In February 1990 a storm and high tide caused extensive flooding to the east of here, especially at Towyn and Kinmel Bay. New coastal defence works were built along 7 miles of coast from Old Colwyn to the River Clwyd. At Llanddulas these consist of Dolos concrete
At Northern Towers, a gateway to Gwrych Castle, a battle is commemorated with four plaques. (See photograph bottom of page).
- "Llanddulas and Rhyd y Foel 2001 Key Statistics" (PDF). Conwy County Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2007.
- Black, Adam and Black, Charles (1857) Black's Picturesque Guide to North Wales, Adam and Charles Black (Edinburgh, 1857) p.32
- Ash, Russell (1973). Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. Reader's Digest Association Limited. p. 392. ISBN 9780340165973.
- Powell, David (27 April 2013). "Moments that Shocked North Wales: Towyn Floods". northwales.
- "Coastal Flooding in Towyn 1990 - UK Floods-Case studies of causes and effects and flooding policies". sites.google.com.
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