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Llanynys Church - geograph.org.uk - 136224.jpg
St Saeran church, a Grade 1 Listed Building
Llanynys is located in Denbighshire
Llanynys shown within Denbighshire
Population 762 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ101627
  • Llanynys
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Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DENBIGH
Postcode district LL16
Dialling code 01824
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53°09′14″N 3°20′38″W / 53.154°N 3.344°W / 53.154; -3.344Coordinates: 53°09′14″N 3°20′38″W / 53.154°N 3.344°W / 53.154; -3.344

Llanynys is a hamlet and community (Llanynys and Rhewl Community Council)[1] in Denbighshire, north-east Wales; (OS grid reference: SJ1062). It lies in the Vale of Clwyd, a few miles north of Ruthin.

The community population at the 2011 census was 762;[2] a 2.8% fall since the 784 people noted in 2001.[3] The 2011 census showed 47.8% of the population could speak Welsh, a fall from 52.9% in 2001.[4]

The local church, St. Saeran, was built in the 13th Century on the site of a 6th Century monastery; Saeran was a bishop-saint. It is situated on a small rise between the winding Clwyd and Clywedog rivers, hence the name "ynys" (island).


  1. ^ Llanynys Community website; accessed 16 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Area: Llanynys (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. 18 November 2004. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "2011 Census results by Community". Welsh Language Commissioner. 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. [permanent dead link]