Llangollen Rural (Welsh: Llangollen Wledig) is a community and electoral ward in Wrexham County Borough, Wales. It contains the villages of Froncysyllte, Garth, and Trevor, and had a population of 1,999 at the 2001 census,[1] increasing to 2,059 at the 2011 Census.[2] The Pontcysyllte aqueduct is a World Heritage Site. Although named Rural, it is actually densely populated.

View of the village of Froncysyllte, Llangollen Rural Community
Map of the community.
Location of the Llangollen Rural electoral ward in Wrexham County Borough, Wales

The area was, until 1974, the civil parish of Llangollen Rural, governed by Llangollen Rural Parish Council and located in the county of Denbighshire.[3] It became the Community of Llangollen Rural under the terms of the Local Government Act 1972, which also saw it transferred into the new county of Clwyd. When the latter was abolished in 1996, Llangollen Rural was initially included in the new county of Denbighshire, but was transferred to Wrexham County Borough following a 1998 referendum.

The community elects or co-opts 10 community councillors to Llangollen Rural Community Council, at the lowest level of local government.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ Llangollen Rural, Office for National Statistics
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  3. ^ Llangollen Rural Parish Council records Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Archives Wales
  4. ^ "Welcome to the Llangollen Rural Community Council website". Llangollen Rural Community Council. Retrieved 10 January 2021.