Ysceifiog shown within Flintshire
|Population||1,286 2011 Census|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Ysceifiog, also written Ysgeifiog, is a small village, community and parish in Flintshire, Wales. It lies on a back road just north of the A541 highway between Nannerch and Caerwys. The name translates roughly as "a place where elder trees grow".
The antiquarian and copyist of Welsh manuscripts John Jones (c.1585-1657/8) was born and brought up in the small mansion of Gellilyfdy in Ysceifiog parish.
The poet William Edwards (Wil Ysceifiog) also lived there in the first half of the 19th century, and John Owen (1733-1776), one of the pioneers of Methodism in Flintshire, was a native of Ysceifiog.
The village committee maintains the local village hall which plays hosts to varying village events.
The local football team, Ysceifiog F.C., joined the Llandyrnog and District Village Summer League in 1976. It took them 31 years to win a trophy.
Although taking the name of the village Ysceifiog Wolves JFC, a successful junior league football team coming runners up in the Tesco UK Championships in 2011.
- Dewi Roberts The old villages of Denbighshire and Flintshire (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch. 1999) ISBN 0-86381-562-6
- "Community population 2011". Retrieved 25 May 2015.
- Glossary of Welsh Placenames, Ordnance Survey
- Wales Pub Guide: The Fox Inn, Ysceifiog, Flintshire, Daily Telegraph
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- Website of Ysceifiog Community Council
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