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Trelawnyd is located in Flintshire
Trelawnyd shown within Flintshire
Population 820 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ090796
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RHYL
Postcode district LL18
Dialling code 01745
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
53°18′22″N 3°21′54″W / 53.306°N 3.365°W / 53.306; -3.365Coordinates: 53°18′22″N 3°21′54″W / 53.306°N 3.365°W / 53.306; -3.365

Trelawnyd (formerly Newmarket from 1710 to 1954) is a village in Flintshire, Wales. The community includes Gwaenysgor with a total population taken at the 2011 census was 820.[1]


There is an electoral ward called Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor. The total population of this ward taken at the 2011 Census was 1,838.[2]


Trelawnyd is one of Flintshire's ancient parishes, originally part of Dyserth parish. It became a separate parish between 1254 and 1291, and included the townships of Gop, Graig, Pentreffyddion and Rhydlyfnwyd.[3]

The village was renamed Newmarket in 1710 by John Wynne[4] who obtained a faculty from the Bishops Registry. Wynne had by then redeveloped much of the village, established several industries, a weekly market, and an annual fair,[3] in an attempt to turn Newmarket into the area's market town. The plan failed as nearby Rhyl developed into the larger market town.[5] The village was officially renamed Trelawnyd, meaning "Town full of wheat" in Welsh, in 1954.[3]

The nearby Gop Hill ("Y Gop" in Welsh has a prehistoric cairn mound, claimed to be the biggest in Wales and the second largest in Britain,[6] as well as a cave or rock shelter, discovered in 1886-87.[7]

Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir[edit]

In March 1933, 35 villagers formed a choir (Côr Meibion Trelawnyd) to compete at the village Eisteddfod. Within a few months, it grew to 50 members, and has progressed to world renown with about 100 members in 2010.[8]

In 1957, under conductor Neville Owen, a local schoolmaster, they won the National championships which were held at Bala.[8]

In 1973, under conductor Dr. Goronwy Wynne, they again won the National choir championship at Ruthin.[8]


  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Trelawnyd (formerly Newmarket)". Genuki. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  4. ^ "Y Bywgraffiadur Ar-lein: Wynne, John". National Library of Wales. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  5. ^ "Trelawnyd Tourist Information". Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
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  8. ^ a b c Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir - History

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