Trelawnyd (formerly Newmarket from 1710 to 1954) is a village in Flintshire, Wales. The village had a population taken at the 2011 census of 584.[1] It is part of the community of Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor.

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Trelawnyd is located in Flintshire
Location within Flintshire
Population820 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ090796
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRHYL
Postcode districtLL18
Dialling code01745
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
53°18′22″N 3°21′54″W / 53.306°N 3.365°W / 53.306; -3.365Coordinates: 53°18′22″N 3°21′54″W / 53.306°N 3.365°W / 53.306; -3.365


There is an electoral ward called Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor. The total population of this ward taken at the 2011 Census was 1,838.[2]


Trelawnyd is one of Flintshire's ancient parishes, originally part of Dyserth parish. It became a separate parish between 1254 and 1291, and included the townships of Gop, Graig, Pentreffyddion and Rhydlyfnwyd.[3]

The village was renamed Newmarket in 1710 by John Wynne[4] who obtained a faculty from the Bishops Registry. Wynne had by then redeveloped much of the village, established several industries, a weekly market, and an annual fair,[3] in an attempt to turn Newmarket into the area's market town. The plan failed as nearby Rhyl developed into the larger market town.[5] The village was officially renamed Trelawnyd, meaning "Town full of wheat" in Welsh, in 1954.[3]

The nearby Gop Hill ("Y Gop" in Welsh) has a prehistoric cairn mound, claimed to be the biggest in Wales and the second largest in Britain,[6] as well as a cave or rock shelter, discovered in 1886–87.[7]

Trelawnyd Male Voice ChoirEdit

In March 1933, 35 villagers formed a choir (Côr Meibion Trelawnyd) to compete at the village Eisteddfod. Within a few months, it grew to 50 members, and has progressed to world renown with about 100 members in 2010.[8]

In 1957, under conductor Neville Owen, a local schoolmaster, they won the National championships which were held at Bala.[8]

In 1973, under conductor Dr. Goronwy Wynne, they again won the National choir championship at Ruthin.[8]


  1. ^ "Trelawnyd - Settlement Service Audit" (PDF). Flintshire County Council. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Trelawnyd (formerly Newmarket)". Genuki. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Y Bywgraffiadur Ar-lein: Wynne, John". National Library of Wales. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Trelawnyd Tourist Information". Retrieved 14 February 2010.
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  8. ^ a b c Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir - History

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