Llansannan

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Llansannan
"The Girl" Llansannan - geograph.org.uk - 127773.jpg
"The Girl" in Llansannan
Llansannan is located in Conwy
Llansannan
Llansannan
Llansannan shown within Conwy
Population1,335 (2011)
OS grid referenceSH934655
Community
  • Llansannan
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDENBIGH
Postcode districtLL16
Dialling code01745
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Conwy
53°10′34″N 3°35′42″W / 53.176°N 3.595°W / 53.176; -3.595Coordinates: 53°10′34″N 3°35′42″W / 53.176°N 3.595°W / 53.176; -3.595

Llansannan is a rural village and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales. It lies on the bank of the River Aled and is about 8 miles to the south of Abergele and 9 miles (14 km) to the west of Denbigh. The population was 1,291 in 2001,[1] with 67% able to speak Welsh. The figures for the 2011 census were: population 1,335 with 63% able to speak Welsh.[2] The community includes the hamlet of Bylchau.

Amenities[edit]

St Sannan's church
Llansannan

The village contains the Red Lion Inn and Ysgol Bro Aled primary school.

A village landmark is the statue of the "Little Girl" that commemorates notable figures from the area.[3] The work of William Goscombe John, the statue was officially unveiled in 1899, shortly after the death of local politician T. E. Ellis, whose brainchild it had been.

The parish church of St Sannan is a grade II* listed building.[4] Founded by the Irish bishop, St Sannan, it was first mentioned in 1254 and restored in 1878/9.[5] None of the medieval features survived the restoration.[6]

Governance[edit]

A Llansannan electoral ward exists, which stretches beyond the confines of Llansannan community to include neighbouring Llannefydd. It had a total population taken at the 2011 census of 1,925.[7]

Llansannan and Bylchau also elect community councillors to represent tham on Llansannan Community Council.[8]

Sport[edit]

Clwb Pêl-droed Llansannan (Llansannan Football Club) compete in Vale of Clwyd and Conwy Football League.

Famous residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Conwy
  2. ^ "Community population and percent able to speak Welsh 2011". Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  3. ^ Llansannan Community Council - Statue of the Little Girl. Accessed 17 November 2013
  4. ^ "Church of St Sannan, Llansannan". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Llansannan". Clwyd Family History Society. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Eastern Conwy Churches Survey: Church of St Sannan, Llansannan". Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  8. ^ Cyngor / Council, Llansannan Community Council website. Retrieved 25 March 2018.

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