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"The Girl" Llansannan - geograph.org.uk - 127773.jpg
"The Girl" in Llansannan
Grid reference: SH9365
Location: 53°10’34"N, 3°35’42"W
Population: 1,291  (2001)
Post town: Denbigh
Postcode: LL16
Dialling code: 01745
Local Government
Council: Conwy
Vale of Clwyd

Llansannan is a rural village]] and parish in Denbighshire. It lies on the bank of the River Aled about eight miles to the south of Abergele and nine miles to the west of the county town Denbigh. The population was 1,291 in 2001[1]


St Sannan's church

The village contains the Red Lion Inn and Ysgol Bro Aled primary school.

A village landmark is the statue of the "Little Girl" that commemorates notable figures from the area.[2] The work of William Goscombe John, the statue was officially unveiled in 1899, shortly after the death of local politician T. E. Ellis, whose brainchild it had been.

The parish church of St Sannan is a grade II* listed building.[3]

Famous residents

  • Tudur Aled - late mediæval poet.
  • William Salesbury - leading Welsh scholar of the Renaissance and the principal translator of the 1567 New Testament into the Welsh language.
  • William Rees - usually known by his bardic name of Gwilym Hiraethog, was a poet and author, one of the major figures of Welsh-language literature during the 19th century.
  • Henry Rees - Brother of William Rees and Nonconformist preacher


Outside links

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about Llansannan)

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