Taigwynion

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Taigwynion
location in Wales
location in Wales
Taigwynion
Location within Ceredigion
Population27 
OS grid referenceSN632871
Community
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSY24
Dialling code01970
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Ceredigion
52°27′53″N 4°00′51″W / 52.464671°N 4.014090°W / 52.464671; -4.014090Coordinates: 52°27′53″N 4°00′51″W / 52.464671°N 4.014090°W / 52.464671; -4.014090

Taigwynion is a hamlet 1 km ENE of Llandre in Ceredigion, Wales.[1] It has 11 houses and a postcode of its own, SY24 5AG.

Toponymy[edit]

Taigwynion has no English name and is formed as a compound name from the Welsh word 'tai', plural of 'ty' (house) and 'gwynion' (white). The English translation of Taigwynion is 'White Houses' which suggests that the original houses were whitewashed. The hamlet was well-established prior to the first census records in 1841.

Geography[edit]

Borth, Ynyslas and the north end of Llandre are the only immediate habitations visible from Taigwynion. The Llŷn Peninsula from Mynydd y Rhiw to Criccieth is visible on the horizon. As an inhabitation it is well connected by a series of footpaths to Llandre, Glanfread to the north and by a bridleway eastwards to Pwllglas. It is located on the 75 m contour and faces the northwest.

A stream arising on land belonging to Pwllglas farm above Taigwynion runs through Taigwynion and Llandre to join the River Ceiro at Aberceiro, south of Llandre. It is piped under the road for most of its course through Llandre and only reappears immediately south of Llandre itself alongside the railway.

History[edit]

Historically it was populated by agricultural labourers, weavers and carpenters.

The poet and former Archdruid John James Williams was born in Taigwynion.

Dwellings[edit]

The houses are a mix of relatively new and older houses. The last new house was occupied in 1993.

Decade built Historical 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990
No dwellings 2 - 2 - - - - 1 3 1 2

Events[edit]

  • Riverside Caravan Park, 0.5 km north of Taigwynion, was flooded after the June 9, 2013 rain and received widespread coverage in the media.[2]
  • Farmbox Meats Ltd, 0.5 km northwest of Taigwynion, was raided in the horsemeat scandal.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Location details https://streetmap.co.uk/idgc.srf?x=263268&y=287100
  2. ^ BBC Wales flooding: Residents left devastated by floods https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18378978
  3. ^ BBC Wales Horsemeat row: Slaughterhouse and meat firm raided https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21434077