Llanfachraeth

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Llanfachraeth
Ty'n y Maen Farmhouse, Stryd y Facsen - geograph.org.uk - 1289042.jpg
Ty'n y Maen Farmhouse at Stryd y Facsen
Llanfachraeth is located in Anglesey
Llanfachraeth
Llanfachraeth
Llanfachraeth shown within Anglesey
Population 589 (2011)
OS grid reference SH3182
Community
  • Llanfachraeth
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HOLYHEAD
Postcode district LL65
Dialling code 01407
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey
53°18′47″N 4°31′52″W / 53.313°N 4.531°W / 53.313; -4.531Coordinates: 53°18′47″N 4°31′52″W / 53.313°N 4.531°W / 53.313; -4.531

Llanfachraeth is a village and community in the Welsh county of Anglesey. It is located near the west coast of the island, at the head of the Alaw estuary, 6.2 miles (10.0 km) east of Holyhead, 11.7 miles (18.8 km) south west of Amlwch and 11.3 miles (18.2 km) north west of Llangefni. The A5025 road runs through the village.[1] A bus service operates along this road daily, except for Sundays, running between Cemaes, Llanfaethlu, Llanfachraeth and Holyhead. The Wales Coast Path is forced inland here to cross the Afon Alaw. The village has a pub and accommodation is provided by the Holland Hotel.[2]

At the 2001 census the community had a population of 566,[3] increasing slightly at the 2011 census to 589.[4]

In the extreme north of the community, on the border with Llanfaethlu, stands Gronant, a Grade II* listed sub-medieval house dating from around 1540. A second house was built around 1618. In the 19th century the two houses were joined and a bell turret, used to call servants for meals, was added. The former servants' loft contains fragments of an original wallpainting.[5] Other notable buildings in or near the village includes the Church of St Figael one mile to the east, Capel Abarim, Capel Pont yr Arw, and Bethesda Congregational Chapel, all Grade II listed buildings, but the Church of St Machraeth itself is not listed.[6]

The Alaw estuary forms part of the Beddmanarch–Cymyran site of special scientific interest, which also extends across the mudflats between Holy Island and mainland Anglesey. The area contains large areas of seagrass and salt marsh, and is an important wintering area for ringed plovers, greenshanks, red-breasted mergansers and goldeneyes.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Landranger 114: Anglesey / Ynys Môn. Ordnance Survey. 2016. ISBN 978-0-319-26212-2. 
  2. ^ Dillon, Paddy (2014). The Wales Coast Path: Llwybr Arfordir Cymru. Cicerone Press. p. 118. ISBN 978-1-78362-132-3. 
  3. ^ "Census 2001: Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Gronant". Coflein. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Listed Buildings in Llanfachraeth, Isle of Anglesey, Wales". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Beddmanarch–Cymyran". Landscape and Wildlife. Countryside Council for Wales. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 

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