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Llangernyw yew.jpg
The Llangernyw Yew is 4,000 years old
Llangernyw is located in Conwy
 Llangernyw shown within Conwy
Population 1,079 (2011)
OS grid reference SH8767
Community Llangernyw
Principal area Conwy
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ABERGELE
Postcode district LL22
Dialling code 01745
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Clwyd West
Welsh Assembly Clwyd West
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Coordinates: 53°11′35″N 3°41′06″W / 53.193°N 3.685°W / 53.193; -3.685

Llangernyw is a rural, mostly Welsh-speaking, village and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales. At the 2001 census it had a population of 982 in 2001,[1] 67 per cent of which were Welsh-speaking. The figures for the 2011 census were : population 1,079: Welsh speakers= 63.7%.[2] The village lies on the A548 between Llanrwst and Llanfair Talhaiarn, at the point where the Afon Cledwen, a tributary of the Afon Elwy, is crossed by the main road.

Situated on the outskirts of the village is Hafodunos, a gothic mansion ravaged by fire in 2004.

The churchyard of St Digain's parish church in Llangernyw is the site of an ancient yew tree, Llangernyw Yew, estimated to be around 4,000 years old.[3]

Also of note is the Sir Henry Jones Museum, which is dedicated to the life of the philosopher and academic, Henry Jones, who grew up in the village. The museum is his childhood home, a small cottage, which has been preserved internally and externally.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches to the south of Llangernyw Community and has a total population at the 2011 census of 1,435.[4]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Conwy
  2. ^ "Community population 2011 & % of Welsh speakers". Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Joanna Billing (2004). "North Wales Coast and the Isle of Anglesey". The Hidden Places of Wales (3rd ed.). Travel Publishing. pp. 45–92. ISBN 978-1-904434-07-8. 
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 21 May 2015. 

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