Pontfadog

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Pontfadog
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Road into Pontfadog, showing former tramway waiting room (at left) and inn sign (centre)
Pontfadog is located in Wrexham
Pontfadog
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Pontfadog shown within Wrexham
OS grid reference SJ233381
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Post town LLANGOLLEN
Postcode district LL20
Dialling code 01691
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52°56′06″N 3°08′24″W / 52.935°N 3.140°W / 52.935; -3.140Coordinates: 52°56′06″N 3°08′24″W / 52.935°N 3.140°W / 52.935; -3.140

Pontfadog is a village in the Ceiriog Valley west of Chirk in the county borough of Wrexham, Wales; it is part of the community of Glyntraian. Like the neighbouring village of Glyn Ceiriog, the growth of Pontfadog is connected to the area's former quarrying industry.

The village's name translates as "Bridge of Madoc", taking its name from a bridge over the River Ceiriog. Until April 2013 an oak tree stood near the village, the Pontfadog Oak, reputed to be the oldest in the United Kingdom at the time,[1] but strong winds on the 17 April 2013 caused the tree to topple overnight.[2]

The Glyn Valley Tramway had a station in the village, which has now been preserved by the Glyn Valley Tramway Group. In addition to the Swan Inn, the village's pub, there is also a village shop with a post office counter.

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