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Llangwyryfon is a village and community in the county of Ceredigion, Wales. It lies on the B4576 about 8 miles to the south and east of Aberystwyth. The village lies in the valley of the River Wyre and contains the roadbridge where the B4576 crosses the Wyre downstream of which lies the confluence of the rivers Beidiog and the Wyre. The name Llangwyryfon derives from the tale of Saint Ursula to whom the village church is dedicated. Llan is Welsh for church and the gwyryddon are the 11,000 virgins who Ursula was martyred along with.

Llangwyryfon
Llangwyryfon road sign.JPG
Llangwyryfon road sign
Llangwyryfon is located in Ceredigion
Llangwyryfon
Llangwyryfon
Location within Ceredigion
Population596 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSN599707
• Cardiff93 mi
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townABERYSTWYTH
Postcode districtSY23 4
Dialling code01974
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Ceredigion
52°18′58″N 4°03′25″W / 52.316°N 4.057°W / 52.316; -4.057Coordinates: 52°18′58″N 4°03′25″W / 52.316°N 4.057°W / 52.316; -4.057

Llangwyryfon has boundaries with Llanrhystud, Llanilar, Dyffryn Arth, Llangeitho and Lledrod communities [2]

HistoryEdit

There is an Iron Age site in the village at Caer Argoed.[3] In 1942(?) an early medieval, 5th-6th century carved stone was found in a field in the village by a farmer ploughing the field.

AmenitiesEdit

There is a general store in the village as well as a church and a chapel.


Clubs and societiesEdit

  • Young Farmers Club[4]
  • Women's Institute[5]
  • Merched Y Wawr[6]
  • Gardening Club
  • youth club[7]

TransportEdit

The village is served by the 588 bus service which runs between Aberystwyth and Lampeter.[8]

EducationEdit

 
Llangwyryfon Church and Chapel

Llangwyryfon Community Primary School is located in the village.[9] In 2007 the School had 42 pupils.[10]

Cylch Meithrin Llangwyryfon is a playgroup in Llangwyryfon registered by the Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin. The group is based in the Community Hall, Neuadd Santes Ursula (English: Saint Ursula Hall), near the Church.[11]

Llangwyryfon is in the catchment area of the two secondary schools in Aberystwyth, Penweddig Community Secondary School (Welsh: Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig) and Penglais School.

IndustryEdit

  • The main industry in the area is livestock farming.
  • There is a scrapyard in the village.
  • Llangwyryfon Wind Farm is split between Llangwyryfon and Lledrod, it is a wind farm of 20 wind turbines.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  2. ^ Ceredigion County Council Interactive Map of community Boundaries
  3. ^ http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/302037/details/CAER+ARGOED+HILLFORT/
  4. ^ http://www.yfc-wales.org.uk/ceredigion-yfc/
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://lyc.webeden.co.uk/.link[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Bus timetable on CCC website Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Listing for the school on county council website Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Inspection Report_Ysgol Gynradd Llangwyryfon_ENG_2008
  11. ^ Inspection Report_Llangwyryfon MYM_ENG_2006
  12. ^ http://www.thewindpower.net/windfarm_en_1389_llangwyryfon.php