Llanerfyl

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Llanerfyl
St Erfyl's church, Llanerfyl - geograph.org.uk - 1594259.jpg
St Erfyl's church, Llanerfyl
Llanerfyl is located in Powys
Llanerfyl
Llanerfyl
Llanerfyl shown within Powys
Population 1,467 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ041130
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WELSHPOOL
Postcode district SY21
Dialling code 01938
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Powys
52°42′24″N 3°25′12″W / 52.706539°N 3.419930°W / 52.706539; -3.419930Coordinates: 52°42′24″N 3°25′12″W / 52.706539°N 3.419930°W / 52.706539; -3.419930

Llanerfyl is a village and community in Powys, Wales. Located near the River Banwy, the community includes the village of Llanerfyl, several farms and wide tracts of marchland. The southern part of the community includes Cwm Nant yr Eira, which suffered severe depopulation in the 20th century.[1] The 2001 census gives the population of the community as 402, increasing slightly to 406 at the 2011 Census.[2]

The village contains St Erfyl's church, named after Erfyl, rebuilt in 1870. It contains the remnants of a 15th century shrine. The circular churchyard has in it a gravestone from either the 5th or 6th century commemorating the death of a young girl, identified locally with Erfyl:

   HIC [IN] / TUM(V)LO IAC/IT R[O]STE/ECE FILIA PA/TERNINI / AN(N)IS XIII IN / PA(CE)
   ('In the grave here lies *Rhostege daughter of Padarn, 13 years, in peace').

Notable residents[edit]

Sir Charles Robert Harington, FRS, a notable biochemist, was born in the village in 1897.

Nick Griffin, former leader of the British National Party, lives in the village.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Menna, Baines; Lynch, Peredur I., eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 485. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6. 
  2. ^ "Community Population 2011". Retrieved 9 November 2015.