Waen

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Waen
Pont Dafydd - geograph.org.uk - 2735828.jpg
Pont Dafydd
Waen is located in Denbighshire
Waen
Waen
Waen shown within Denbighshire
Population241 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ064735
Community
  • Waen
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townST ASAPH
Postcode districtLL17
Dialling code01745
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Denbighshire
53°15′00″N 3°24′11″W / 53.250°N 3.403°W / 53.250; -3.403Coordinates: 53°15′00″N 3°24′11″W / 53.250°N 3.403°W / 53.250; -3.403

Waen is a sparsely populated community in the Vale of Clwyd, in the Welsh county of Denbighshire. It includes the hamlet of Waen Goleugoed. The former civil parish was created in 1896 from the Flintshire portion of St Asaph,[1] and lies on the eastern bank of the River Clwyd, 2.7 miles (4.3 km) east of St Asaph, 15.4 miles (24.8 km) north west of Mold, 5.1 miles (8.2 km) north of Denbigh and 11.9 miles (19.2 km) north of Ruthin. At the 2001 census the community had a population of 245,[2] falling slightly to 241 at the 2011 census.[3] The North Wales Expressway (A55) crosses the community from east to west, on its route from Chester to Bangor.

The farmhouse at Bodeugan, in the north of the community, dates from the 17th century, and is Grade II* listed.[4][5] The Flintshire county archives at Hawarden contain a letter dated Christmas 1812, in which the then tenant, Robert Roberts, complained that the house was bewitched, recounting a series of poltergeist activity in which stones, coals, dung and water were thrown at the inhabitants, windows were broken and milk churns smashed. On Christmas Eve, the spirit was claimed to have thrown the servants out of their beds.[6] Pont Dafydd, built in 1630 across the River Clwyd, but now standing in a field since the river was diverted, is an ancient monument and is Grade II listed.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Y Waun: Relationships and Changes". A Vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Census 2001: Parish Headcounts: Denbighshire". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Bodeugan Farmhouse, Waen". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Bodeugan Farmhouse and Outbuildings, Waen". Coflein. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  6. ^ "The Poltergeist that Ruined Christmas". Ghosts and Folklore from Britain. Uncanny UK. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Pont Dafydd, Waen". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Pont Dafydd (Old)". Coflein. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 10 April 2013.

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