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Llangoedmor Parish Church
Grid reference: SN197458
Location: 52°4’52"N, 4°37’57"W
Post town: Cardigan
Postcode: SA43
Dialling code: 01239
Local Government
Council: Ceredigion

Llangoedmor is a village and parish in Cardiganshire, situated two miles east of the county town of Cardigan, adjacent to the border with Pembrokeshire.

The civil community also encompasses the ancient parish of Llechryd. The name 'Llangoedmor' (the church of the great wood), is derived from the groves of oak and other trees which existed there. The remnants of the woodland still exist and are now a Site of Special Scientific Interest, this wood is known locally as Cwm Du (meaning Black Valley in English).

In the Dark Ages it was the home of St Cynllo, whose knee imprints are said to exist in a rock, near the farm named Felin Gynllo. His feast day is 17 July. A sparsely populated area, it is mainly made up of farmsteads, the occasional mansion, such as Coedmore and Plas Llangoedmor, and detached houses. The Croes-y-Llan area has seen the most recent building activity in the last two decades, and has seen an increase in the population of this village, especially by those from cities who have moved from urban conurbations.

Llangoedmor was the site of a 12th-century battle. Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) states:

"Soon after the death of Henry I, a memorable battle was fought near Crûg Mawr, a conical hill in this parish, between the Welsh, commanded by Gruffudd ap Rhys and the English, in which the latter sustained a signal defeat."

These days, Llangoedmor is a popular spot for tourists, partly because of its proximity to the Preseli Hills and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The parish church of St Cynllo is a grade II* listed building. [1]


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