Valley, Anglesey

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Valley
Y Fali - geograph.org.uk - 38773.jpg
Population2,361 
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey

Valley is a village, community, and former electoral ward near Holyhead on the west coast of Anglesey, North Wales. The population during the 2001 census was 2,413,[citation needed] decreasing to 2,361 at the 2011 census.[1]

Toponym[edit]

In Welsh it is referred to as either Y Dyffryn (meaning The Valley) or [Y] Fali (pronounced as Valley). Recent research, prompted by local opposition to the name of Y Fali, suggested that Valley may be a corruption of the Irish Bally (settlement), or Baile as it is spelled in Irish.

An alternative history for the name is that it developed when the Stanley Embankment (known by locals as 'The Cob') was built in the 1820s. A depression, or valley, was dug to yield rubble for building the Cob, and the nearby cluster of dwellings became known as Valley by the labourers. Prior to the development of this name, the area was known such names as Glan Môr Tŷ Coch and Glan Môr Castell Llyfaint, according to accounts from the time [2].

Political boundaries[edit]

Prior to the 2012 Anglesey electoral boundary changes Valley was an electoral ward to the Isle of Anglesey County Council. It is now part of the larger Llifôn ward, together with Llanfaelog and Llanfair-yn-Neubwll.[3]

The community includes the village of Llanynghenedl and part of Four Mile Bridge.

Transport[edit]

Valley Railway Station, 2009.

RAF Valley is a nearby Royal Air Force station concerned with the training of fast jet pilots. The runways are also used by Anglesey Airport who make commercial flights to Cardiff (and previously the Isle of Man). Valley railway station is on the North Wales Coast Line and its signal box is Grade II listed.

Sport[edit]

Valley has a football club, the senior team, CPD Y Fali, play in the Anglesey league.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Valley (Anglesey) (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.2
(46.8)
8.1
(46.6)
9.6
(49.3)
11.8
(53.2)
14.9
(58.8)
17.1
(62.8)
18.8
(65.8)
18.8
(65.8)
17.1
(62.8)
14.1
(57.4)
11.1
(52.0)
8.7
(47.7)
13.2
(55.8)
Average low °C (°F) 3.6
(38.5)
3
(37)
4.5
(40.1)
5.7
(42.3)
8.2
(46.8)
10.7
(51.3)
12.8
(55.0)
12.9
(55.2)
11.4
(52.5)
9
(48)
6.3
(43.3)
3.9
(39.0)
7.7
(45.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 75.5
(2.97)
54.8
(2.16)
62.8
(2.47)
55.2
(2.17)
48.4
(1.91)
53.5
(2.11)
54
(2.1)
69.9
(2.75)
71.5
(2.81)
101.4
(3.99)
103.5
(4.07)
90.6
(3.57)
841.1
(33.11)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 14.4 11.1 12 10.9 9.3 9.6 9.3 10.8 10.7 14.6 15.7 14.8 143
Mean monthly sunshine hours 62.3 86.5 123.1 177.8 231.8 207.8 201.1 189.5 146.7 109.7 63.6 51.6 1,651.4
Source: metoffice [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community/Ward population 2011". Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  2. ^ Jones, Gwilym; Roberts, Tomos (1996). Enwau Lleoedd Môn : The Place-Names of Anglesey. Bangor, Wales: University of Wales Press. p. 124. ISBN 0-904567-71-0.
  3. ^ "Isle of Anglesey (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2012" (PDF). legisaltion.gov.uk. The National Archives. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Valley climate (Reference period 1981−2010)". 53.252, -4.537: Met Office UK. 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2015.CS1 maint: location (link)

External links[edit]

Media related to Valley, Anglesey at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°17′02″N 4°33′43″W / 53.28401°N 4.56203°W / 53.28401; -4.56203