Llanhilleth

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Llanhilleth
St Mark's Church, Llanhilleth - geograph.org.uk - 2637248.jpg
St Mark's Church
Llanhilleth is located in Blaenau Gwent
Llanhilleth
Llanhilleth
Llanhilleth shown within Blaenau Gwent
Population 4,797 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SO2100
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NP13
Dialling code 01495
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Blaenau Gwent
51°41′50″N 3°08′09″W / 51.69729°N 3.135953°W / 51.69729; -3.135953Coordinates: 51°41′50″N 3°08′09″W / 51.69729°N 3.135953°W / 51.69729; -3.135953

Llanhilleth (from Welsh Llanheledd, meaning 'Church of Saint Heledd, the /i/ replacing the original /e/ due to the regional dialect of the area (Gwenhwyseg) changing the /e/ sound to /i/') is a village and an electoral ward on the A467 road between Ebbw Vale and Crumlin in Blaenau Gwent, Wales.

Two large mounds in the field behind the Carpenter’s Arms are the remains of the medieval Llanhilleth castle which originally had two large, stone-built towers.

Part of the Monmouthshire Canal ran through the parish; the Ebbw River forms the western boundary of the parish.

The twin-belled Church in Wales church of St Mark is located on Brooklyn Terrace, near the High Street junction. It is in the benefice of Abertillery with Cwmtillery with Llanhilleth with Six Bells, in the deanery of Pontypool, and was built in 1898.

Nearby are the villages of Aberbeeg and St Illtyd, the latter of which contains the former parish church.

Facilities[edit]

The village contains the Miners Institute, which provides many essential ceremonies for locals, such as Weddings, Christenings and Funeral Receptions. The building is connected to St. Illtyd's Primary School, which supplies for ages 3 to 11.

The Llanhilleth Rugby Club sits along a road sprouting off the A467, at the entrance from Crumlin.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward/Community population 2011". Retrieved 6 November 2015.