The Salusbury Arms public house, Tremeirchion
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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, although the civil parish figure for the community was 636. These figures changed at the 2011 census to :Ward population 1,649: Community population= 703 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.
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.
The local church is the Church of Corpus Christi. The first recorded vicar, in 1350, was Dafydd Ddu Hiraddug. Cyril Williams was appointed vicar in 1951. The celebrated Mrs Thrale is buried there.
Dafydd ap Hywel ap Madog, Welsh language poet.
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- "2001 Census: Tremeirchion (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 June 2008.
- "2001 Census: Tremeirchion (Ward)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 June 2008.
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- "Community population 2011". Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- "Ysgol Tremeirchion | Estyn". www.estyn.gov.wales. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
- The Church of Corpus Christi, Tremeirchion, p. 33 (19th edition, 1951)
- Broadley 1909, p. 154.
- Broadley, A. M. (1909). Doctor Johnson and Mrs Thrale : Including Mrs Thrale's unpublished Journal of the Welsh Tour Made in 1774 and Much Hitherto Unpublished Correspondence of the Streatham Coterie. London: John Lane The Bodley Head.
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- Corpus Christi church (and history of performance of St.Matthew Passion)