Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr

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Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr
Denbighshire, Merionethshire
Looking over the bridge to The Crown Inn at Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr - geograph.org.uk - 3026756.jpg
The Crown Inn
Grid reference: SH9949
Location: 53°1’52"N, 3°30’22"W
Population: 195  (2001)
Post town: Corwen
Postcode: LL21
Dialling code: 01490
Local Government
Council: Conwy
Clwyd West

Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr is a village and parish on the border of Denbighshire and Merionethshire. It is located on the River Alwen, which forms part of the border between the counties, at the south western edge of the Clocaenog Forest. The village is 2½ miles east of Cerrigydrudion, Denbighshire; and nine miles north-west of Corwen, Merionethshire. At the 2001 census the civil community had a population of 195.[1] The parish church, dedicated to St Michael, is located on the west bank of the Alwen, in the Merionethshire part of the village.

The old farmhouse at Bodtegir, south-east of the village, built in 1655 by William Salesbury, the Royalist governor of Denbigh Castle during the Civil War, is Grade-II* listed,[2] as is St Michael's Church.[3] Pont Llyn Gigfran, which carries a minor road to Betws Gwerfil Goch over the Afon Alwen, in the south-east of the community, is Grade-II listed.[4]

The antiquary Owen Jones, who compiled The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales, published between 1801 and 1807, was born in the parish.[5][6] He died in 1814 and was buried in London, but his gravestone was removed to Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr after the churchyard at All-Hallows-the-Less was damaged by bombing in World War II.[7]


  1. "Census 2001: Parish Headcounts: Conwy". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/viewFullDataset.do?instanceSelection=03070&productId=779&$ph=60_61&datasetInstanceId=3070&startColumn=1&numberOfColumns=8&containerAreaId=790561. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  2. "Bodtegir Old Farmhouse". Listed Building Database Record. Cadw. http://jura.rcahms.gov.uk/cadw/cadw_eng.php?id=95. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  3. "Church of St Michael, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr". British Listed Buildings. http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/wa-92-church-of-st-michael-llanfihangel-glyn-myfyr. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. "Pont Llyn Gigfran (partly in Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr Community), Betws Gwerfil Goch". British Listed Buildings. British Listed Buildings Online. http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/wa-96-pont-llyn-gigfran-partly-in-llanfihangel-gly/osmap. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  5. "Y Myvyrian Archaiology". Jones' Celtic Encyclopedia. Mary Jones. 2003. http://www.maryjones.us/jce/myvyrian.html. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  6. Phillips, Geraint (2008). "Jones, Owen (1741–1814)" (Online). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/15065. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  7. Robert Thomas Jenkins; Ramage, Helen M. (1951). A History of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion and of the Gwyneddigion and Cymreigyddion Societies (1751–1951). Y Cymmrodor. 50. London: Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. pp. 93–4. 

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