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Llannefydd is located in Conwy
 Llannefydd shown within Conwy
Population 590 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SH981706
Community Llannefydd
Principal area Conwy
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DENBIGH
Postcode district LL16
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°13′23″N 3°31′37″W / 53.223°N 3.527°W / 53.223; -3.527

Llannefydd is a village and community in Conwy County Borough, in Wales. It is located on the border with Denbighshire, between the Afon Aled and River Elwy, 5.7 miles (9.2 km) north west of Denbigh, 5.8 miles (9.3 km) south west of St Asaph, 6.9 miles (11.1 km) south of Abergele and 15.2 miles (24.5 km) south east of Conwy. In the 2011 census the community parish had a population of 590.[1]

Saint Nefydd and Saint Mary's church, founded in the fifth century,[2] is Grade I listed; the farms of Berain and Plas Uchaf are Grade II* listed, while numerous agricultural buildings in the community, along with a number of bridges over the two rivers, are Grade II listed.[3] In 1978, archaeological excavations in a cave at Bont-newydd, in the east of the community, unearthed the teeth and jawbone of an 11-year-old Neanderthal boy dating from 230,000 years ago, the oldest human remains discovered in Wales.[4]

Thomas Edwards, better known as the Welsh language dramatist and poet Twm o'r Nant, was born in Llannefydd in 1738, but fled to Llandeilo to avoid imprisonment for his uncle's debts, for which he had stood surety. His anterliwtau (English: interludes), satirical musical plays, lambasted tax collectors, landlords, lawyers and the religious hypocrisy of the established church, and promoted Methodism.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Area: Llannefydd (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Llannefydd: St Nefydd and St Mary". Clwyd Churches. Clwyd Family History Society. 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Listed Buildings in Llannefydd, Conwy, Wales". British Listed Buildings. British Listed Buildings Online. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Oldest People in Wales: Neanderthal Teeth from Pontnewydd Cave". Rhagor: Explore Our Collections. National Museum of Wales. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Thomas Edwards". Llandeilo Through the Ages. Terry Norman. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 

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