Llanferres from the slopes of Bryn Alyn
|Llanferres shown within Denbighshire|
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The village lies on the eastern slopes of the Clwydian Hills, just south of Moel Famau, and is wholly within the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Offa's Dyke National Trail passes one mile to the southwest of the village. The Parish or Community Council of Llanferres area includes the village of Maeshafn and hamlets of Tafarn-y-Gelyn and Loggerheads.
The parish church, which is dedicated to St. Berres, was mentioned in the 'Lincoln Taxation' of 1291. It was largely rebuilt in 1774/1775, with additions in 1843. There were further additions, and a major restoration, in 1892.
Originally medieval, a now mainly Georgian and Victorian church with a jolly ‘lantern’ bellcote. The Church, adjacent Druid Inn and farm (private), form a pleasing group. A visit will be enhanced by the guide pamphlet available in the Church.
The village sits alongside the Welsh Assembly A494 Trunk Road on bus routes providing access to the nearest towns Mold and Ruthin.
- 2001 Census: Llanferres, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 19 October 2008
- "Community population 2011". Retrieved 23 May 2015.
- Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer Map, Clwydian Range
- AONB Designation, Clwydian Range AONB, retrieved 9 January 2008
- Dr Charles Kightly. Enjoy Medieval Denbighshire. Denbighshire County Council.
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