Llannefydd

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Llannefydd
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Llannefydd
Llannefydd is located in Conwy
Llannefydd
Llannefydd
Location within Conwy
Population590 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSH981706
Community
  • Llannefydd
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDENBIGH
Postcode districtLL16
Dialling code01745
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EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
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UK
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Conwy
53°13′23″N 3°31′37″W / 53.223°N 3.527°W / 53.223; -3.527Coordinates: 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] The community includes the village of Cefn Berain.

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]

References[edit]

  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.

External links[edit]

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