St Tysilio Church
Bryneglwys is a village and parish in Denbighshire close to the border with Merionethshire. The village lies to the north-east of Corwen on a hill above a small river, Afon Morwynion. The parish covers an area of 6,050 acres and extends to the top of Llantysilio Mountain. It had a population of 369 at the time of the 2011 census, an increase from 344 during the 2001 census. The name of the village means "church hill" and was first recorded in 1284 with the spelling "Breneglus".
The village church is dedicated to Saint Tysilio. There has been a church on the site since the 7th century but the current building dates from the 15th century and was restored around 1570 and again in 1875. Yale Chapel was added to the church around 1575.
The 16th-century historian David Powel came from the village. To the north-east of the village stands Plas yn Iâl, the ancestral home of the Yale family who included Elihu Yale, a benefactor of Yale University in the United States.
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