Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch is a village and local government community in Denbighshire, Wales, including the villages of Llanrhaeadr and Pentre Llanrhaeadr and several hamlets, including Saron, Pant Pastynog, Prion, Peniel and part of Mynydd Hiraethog. It lies in the Vale of Clwyd near the A525 road between Denbigh and Ruthin. It was also known under the anglicised spellings of Llanrhaiadr in Kinmerch in the nineteenth century,[1] and Llanrhaiadr yn Cinmerch, officially until 6 September 1968.[2] The Community population taken at the 2011 census was 1,038.[3]

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Almshouses in Llanrhaeadr. The inscription reads that Lord Bagot, great great nephew of the foundress, repaired and improved the houses in 1820.
Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch is located in Denbighshire
Location within Denbighshire
Population1,038 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ080634
  • Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDENBIGH
Postcode districtLL16
Dialling code01745
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
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53°09′36″N 3°22′30″W / 53.160°N 3.375°W / 53.160; -3.375Coordinates: 53°09′36″N 3°22′30″W / 53.160°N 3.375°W / 53.160; -3.375
The Tree of Jesse stained glass window in St Dyfnog's Church

The medieval parish church of St Dyfnog contains a Tree of Jesse window, dating from 1533, described as "the finest glass window in all Wales, exceeded by few in England",[4] which was originally part of Basingwerk Abbey near Holywell. Nearby is St Dyfnog's Well, once a destination for pilgrims.[5]

There is a primary school in a comparatively modern building, and the 16th-century King's Head public house in the village centre.

Llanrhaiadr railway station served the village between 1862 and 1953.[6]


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches south with a total population at the 2011 census of 1,856.[7]


  1. ^ "Ruthin Registration District", GENUKI, accessed 22 July 2009
  2. ^ "Relationships / unit history of Llanrhaeadr yng Nghinmeirch", Vision of Britain, accessed 23 July 2009
  3. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch", accessed 13 June 2009
  5. ^ "the Parish of Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch" Archived 2011-06-07 at the Wayback Machine, The Church in Wales website, accessed 13 June 2009
  6. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (October 1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. OL 11956311M.
  7. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 24 May 2015.

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