Llanfair Talhaiarn

From Wikishire
Jump to: navigation, search
Llanfair Talhaiarn
Llanfair TH - geograph.org.uk - 23847.jpg
The River Elwy at Llanfair Talhaiarn
Grid reference: SH9270
Location: 53°13’16"N, 3°36’43"W
Population: 979  (2001)
Post town: Abergele
Postcode: LL22
Dialling code: 01745
Local Government
Council: Conwy
Clwyd West

Llanfair Talhaiarn, abbreviated to Llanfair TH, is a village and parish five miles south of Abergele in Denbighshire.

The village derives its name from the church dedicated to Mary "Llanfair" and the bardic name of the poet and architect John Jones (January 1810 – October 1869) which was "Talhaiarn". Jones was born at the Harp Inn (now known as Hafod y Gân) in Llanfair.

The village is situated on the River Elwy. The population was 979 in 2001.[1] Llanfair is accessible from the Abergele to Llanrwst road via an ancient three arch bridge that spans the Elwy and leads directly into the heart of the village, where can be found two old pubs, The Black Lion and The Swan Inn.

About 100 yards north of the old bridge is a more modern bridge that carries the main Abergele to Llansannan road across the river.

Nearby is Mynydd Bodran, a 942 ft hill which towers above the River Elwy. From the hill are fine views of Snowdonia and the North Wales coast.

The village was once part of the estate of Garthewin. The first written records of Garthewin date to the fourteenth century, but both that house and a later Jacobean house were replaced in the 18th century by the present building, which was subsequently altered in 1930 by Clough Williams-Ellis. It was from the 18th century until the late 20th the home of the Wynne family and notable for a private theatre constructed in the stables by R.O.F.Wynne which in the 1950s saw the first performances of several of Saunders Lewis's dramas.[2]


  1. Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Conwy
  2. John Davies, Menna Baines, Nigel Jenkins a Peredur I. Lynch Gwyddoniadur Cymru, Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru, 2008, ISBN 978-0-7083-1954-3, Page 553

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Llanfair Talhaiarn)

This Denbighshire article is a stub: help to improve Wikishire by building it up.