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The Square
Grid reference: SJ0541
Location: 52°57’32"N, 3°24’22"W
Population: 528  (2001)
Post town: Corwen
Postcode: LL21
Dialling code: 01490
Local Government
Council: Denbighshire
Clwyd South

Cynwyd is a village and parish in the Edeirnion area of Merionethshire, located about two miles south-west of Corwen. It had a population of 528 in 2001,[1] and is home to a large factory, run by Ifor Williams Trailers.

Gwerclas Hall is situated approximately a mile north-west of Cynwyd village. The present grade II* listed building dates mainly to 1767 and was built for Hugh Hughes Lloyd, replacing a house that had stood on the site for several hundred years. In was constructed in three storeys with a three-bay frontage and a central pedimented porch entrance.[2] The Gwerclas estate became part of the Rhug estate in 1824 on the death of Richard Hughes until it was sold in 1972.

Cynwyd railway station was formerly a station on the Ruabon to Barmouth line; it closed to passengers on 18 January 1965.


Local pubs include:

  • The Blue Lion
  • The Prince of Wales


  • Ysgol Maeshyfryd is the local primary school.


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