Llanfaelog

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Llanfaelog
Llanfaelog Post Office - geograph.org.uk - 1055576.jpg
Post office
Llanfaelog is located in Anglesey
Llanfaelog
Llanfaelog
Llanfaelog shown within Anglesey
Population 1,758 (2011)
Community
  • Llanfaelog
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ty Croes
Postcode district LL63 5
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey
53°13′41″N 4°29′35″W / 53.228°N 4.493°W / 53.228; -4.493Coordinates: 53°13′41″N 4°29′35″W / 53.228°N 4.493°W / 53.228; -4.493

Llanfaelog is a village and community in western Anglesey, Wales.[1] It is situated some 13 kilometres south-east of Holyhead and 22 kilometres west of the city of Bangor. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 1,679,[2] increasing to 1,758 at the 2011 Census.[3] The community includes Rhosneigr.

Geography[edit]

Llanfaelog is bordered by Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn to the north, Bryngwran to the northeast, Pencarnisiog to the east, Bryn Du to the southeast, Aberffraw to the south, and Rhosneigr to the west. The main railway line to Holyhead passes close to the village, between it and the coast which is about a mile to the southwest. The A4080 road branches at Llanfaelog; a loop goes northwest to Rhosneigr railway station, curves to the left to reach Rhosneigr on the coast and then continues round Llyn Maelog to rejoin the direct branch of the road half a mile south of the village of Llanfaelog.[4]

The church[edit]

Eglwys Maelog Sant

The church of St Maelog was built in 1848 to replace an older church on a different site within the churchyard. It is a Grade II listed building, being listed on the basis that it is a competently designed, Gothic Revival church, and forms an appealing group of buildings with the adjoining Rectory and National School. The architect was H. Kennedy of Bangor,[5]

Transport[edit]

The village is easily reachable by both car and train. It is found on the A4080, under 3 miles (5 km) from both the historic A5 and the newer dual carriageway A55 "North Wales Expressway". It is equidistant between the railway stations at Ty Croes and Rhosneigr, being a couple of minutes drive from them both.[4] In addition there is a limited bus service to the county town of Llangefni.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Maps (Map). Google. 
  2. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b OS Landranger 114: Anglesey / Ynys Môn. Ordnance Survey. 2016. ISBN 978-0-319-26212-2. 
  5. ^ "Church of St. Maelog, Llanfaelog". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 6 August 2015.