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The Hollybush at Cefn-y-Bedd - geograph.org.uk - 283034.jpg
The Hollybush public house, Cefn-y-Bedd
Grid reference: SJ310563
Location: 53°5’56"N, 3°1’52"W
Post town: Wrexham
Postcode: LL12
Dialling code: 01978
Local Government
Council: Flintshire
Alyn and Deeside

Cefn-y-bedd is a village in Flintshire, adjacent to the border with Denbighshire.

The name translates into English as "the ridge of the grave", in reference to an old tumulus which a local tale said was the burial place of Gwrle Gawr, the legendary figure after whom Caergwrle was said to be named.[1][2]

Cefn-y-bedd is on the A541 road to the south of its junction with the A550 road at Abermorddu. The village is served by Cefn-y-Bedd railway station on the Borderlands Line, linking Wrexham and Bidston on the Wirral Peninsula.

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  1. Powell, Barclodiad Y Gawres: The Excavation of a Megalithic Chamber Tomb in Anglesey, 1956, p.78
  2. An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire, vol II: Flintshire, 1911, p.xvi
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