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Grid reference: SH9870
Location: 53°13’23"N, 3°31’37"W
Population: 590  (2011)
Post town: Denbigh
Postcode: LL16
Dialling code: 01745
Local Government
Council: Conwy
Clwyd West

Llannefydd is a village and parish in Denbighshire. It is located between the Afon Aled and River Elwy, six miles north-west of Denbigh, six miles south-west of St Asaph, seven miles south of Abergele and 15 miles south-east of Conwy. In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 590.

Saint Nefydd and Saint Mary's church, founded in the fifth century,[1] is Grade I listed; the farms of Berain and Plas Uchaf are Grade II* listed, while numerous agricultural buildings in the community, along with a number of bridges over the two rivers, are Grade II listed.[2] In 1978, archaeological excavations in a cave at Bont-newydd, in the east of the parish, unearthed the teeth and jawbone of an 11-year-old Neanderthal boy dating from 230,000 years ago, the oldest human remains discovered in Wales.[3]

Thomas Edwards, better known as the Welsh language dramatist and poet Twm o'r Nant, was born in Llannefydd in 1738, but fled to Llandeilo to avoid imprisonment for his uncle's debts, for which he had stood surety. His anterliwtau (interludes), satirical musical plays, lambasted tax collectors, landlords, lawyers and the religious hypocrisy of the established church, and promoted Methodism.[4]


  1. "Llannefydd: St Nefydd and St Mary". Clwyd Churches. Clwyd Family History Society. 2012. http://www.clwydfhs.org.uk/eglwysi/llannefydd.htm. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  2. "Listed Buildings in Llannefydd, Conwy, Wales". British Listed Buildings. British Listed Buildings Online. http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/wales/conwy/llannefydd. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  3. "The Oldest People in Wales: Neanderthal Teeth from Pontnewydd Cave". Rhagor: Explore Our Collections. National Museum of Wales. http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/rhagor/article/1968/. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  4. "Thomas Edwards". Llandeilo Through the Ages. Terry Norman. http://www.llandeilo.org/thomas_edwards.php. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 

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