"The Girl" in Llansannan
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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, with 67% able to speak Welsh. The figures for the 2011 census were: population 1,335 with 63% able to speak Welsh. The community includes the hamlet of Bylchau.
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. 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. Founded by the Irish bishop, St Sannan, it was first mentioned in 1254 and restored in 1878/9. None of the medieval features survived the restoration.
Clwb Pêl-droed Llansannan (Llansannan Football Club) compete in Vale of Clwyd and Conwy Football League.
- Tudur Aled - late medieval Welsh poet.
- William Salesbury - leading Welsh scholar of the Renaissance and the principal translator of the 1567 Welsh New Testament.
- William Rees - usually known by his bardic name of Gwilym Hiraethog, was a Welsh poet and author, one of the major figures of Welsh literature during the 19th century.
- Henry Rees - Brother of William Rees and Nonconformist preacher
- Tara Bethan - Actress in Rownd a Rownd and theatrical performer.
- Orig Williams - Wrestler known as El Bandito
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Conwy
- "Community population and percent able to speak Welsh 2011". Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- Llansannan Community Council - Statue of the Little Girl. Accessed 17 November 2013
- "Church of St Sannan, Llansannan". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- "Llansannan". Clwyd Family History Society. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- "Eastern Conwy Churches Survey: Church of St Sannan, Llansannan". Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 22 May 2015.
- Cyngor / Council, Llansannan Community Council website. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
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