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Salusbury Arms, Tremeirchion - - 627716.jpg
The Salusbury Arms public house, Tremeirchion
Tremeirchion is located in Denbighshire
Tremeirchion shown within Denbighshire
Population703 (Parish)[1]
1,649 (Ward)[2]

(2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSJ081729
  • Tremeirchion
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townST. ASAPH
Postcode districtLL17
Dialling code01745
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
53°14′42″N 3°22′37″W / 53.245°N 3.377°W / 53.245; -3.377Coordinates: 53°14′42″N 3°22′37″W / 53.245°N 3.377°W / 53.245; -3.377

Tremeirchion (previously known as Lleweni) is a small residential community in Denbighshire, Wales. It is located on the B5429 road, to the north east of Denbigh and to the east of St Asaph.

The town was part of the traditional lands of the Salusbury family and the Cotton baronets. It was dominated by these two families until the early part of the twentieth century. It briefly became well known during the fin de siècle after a series of dinosaur bones were found in the area. The town does not possess a shop or any other commercial activity although one pub, the Salusbury Arms, operates daily with the exception of Monday.


In the 2001 Census, Tremeirchion Ward had a population of 1,589 people,[3] although the civil parish figure for the community was 636.[2] These figures changed at the 2011 census to :Ward population 1,649:[4] Community population= 703[5] Residents in this community had a median household income of £32,400 as of 2006, and 8.9% of residents claimed some sort of disability payment from the government. As of 2001, 2.64% of residents were immigrants. The population from the 2011 census was 703.


The community is served by a small Welsh medium primary school, Ysgol Tremeirchion. According to the latest Estyn inspection report in 2018, there are 73 pupils between three and eleven years old on roll, including 12 part-time nursery age children. 66% of pupils came from homes where Welsh is spoken.[6]

The majority of secondary school students attend classes in larger regional schools located in St Asaph or Denbigh.

Tremeirchion is also home to St Beuno's College, a Jesuit college at which the Victorian era poet and Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins studied. It now runs spiritual retreats of varying durations.[1]


The local church is the Church of Corpus Christi. The first recorded vicar, in 1350, was Dafydd Ddu Hiraddug.[7] Cyril Williams was appointed vicar in 1951. The celebrated Mrs Thrale is buried there.[8]

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  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference 2011CensusWard was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b "2001 Census: Tremeirchion (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 June 2008.
  3. ^ "2001 Census: Tremeirchion (Ward)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Ysgol Tremeirchion | Estyn". Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  7. ^ The Church of Corpus Christi, Tremeirchion, p. 33 (19th edition, 1951)
  8. ^ Broadley 1909, p. 154.

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