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Llanferres from the slopes of Bryn Alyn - geograph.org.uk - 681280.jpg
Grid reference: SJ188604
Location: 53°8’13"N, 3°12’50"W
Population: 676  (2001)
Post town: Mold
Postcode: CH7
Dialling code: 01352
Local Government
Council: Denbighshire
Clwyd West

Llanferres is a village and parish in Denbighshire. At the 2001 Census the population of the parish was recorded as 676.[1]


It is located 755 ft above sea level in the upper valley of the River Alyn on the A494 road between Ruthin and Mold.[2]

The village lies on the eastern slopes of the Clwydian Hills, just south of Moel Famau, and is wholly within the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[3] Offa's Dyke Path passes one mile to the southwest of the village. The parish of Llanferres area includes the village of Maeshafn and hamlets of Tafarn-y-Gelyn and Loggerheads.

Notable landmarks

The parish church, which is dedicated to St. Berres, was mentioned in the 'Lincoln Taxation' of 1291. It was largely rebuilt in 1774/1775, with additions in 1843. There were further additions, and a major restoration, in 1892.

Originally mediæval, a now mainly Georgian and Victorian church with a jolly ‘lantern’ bellcote. The Church, adjacent Druid Inn and farm (private), form a pleasing group. A visit will be enhanced by the guide pamphlet available in the Church. [4]

Saint Berres, (with variations such as Brice or Britius) was a 4th-century to 5th-century Welsh hermit, who according to Thomas Pennant was a disciple of St Martin of Tours, the Hungarian.


  1. 2001 Census: Llanferres, Office for National Statistics, http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=801630&c=llanferres&d=16&e=15&g=414070&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1224437379898&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779, retrieved 19 October 2008 
  2. Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer Map, Clwydian Range
  3. AONB Designation, Clwydian Range AONB, http://www.clwydianrangeaonb.org.uk/text01.asp?PageId=29, retrieved 9 January 2008 
  4. Dr Charles Kightly. Enjoy Medieval Denbighshire. Denbighshire County Council. 

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