Penrhyn-coch

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Penrhyn-coch
Penrhyn-coch is located in Ceredigion
Penrhyn-coch
Penrhyn-coch
Penrhyn-coch shown within Ceredigion
Population 1,583 (2009)
OS grid reference SN645842
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SY23
Dialling code 01970
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Ceredigion
52°26′20″N 3°59′42″W / 52.439°N 3.995°W / 52.439; -3.995Coordinates: 52°26′20″N 3°59′42″W / 52.439°N 3.995°W / 52.439; -3.995

Penrhyn-coch is a small Welsh village, in the community of Trefeurig, Ceredigion, located between the Afon Stewi and Nant Seilo rivers, close to where they merge into the Afon Clarach. The village is approximately 4 12 miles (7.2 km) north-east of Aberystwyth.

The village has expanded since the 1970s with several housing estates being built. There are around 480 houses and an estimated population of 1,037 (2005). Most of the working population is employed in Aberystwyth or at the nearby Aberystwyth University, Institute of Biological and Environmental Research.

Facilities

Penrhyn-coch has a range of facilities including a school, post office, petrol station, social club, football pitch, tennis courts, children's playground, two places of worship St. John's parish church and Horeb Nonconformist chapel, three halls and a nursery. Just outside the village is a Natural Resources Wales (formerly Forestry Commission) site named Gogerddan Allt Ddel, with hillwalking and picnic facilities.

History

The village of Penrhyn-coch is a recent development; in the 18th century there was no village, the land formed part of the Gogerddan Estate owned by the Pryse family. The village started to develop at the end of the 18th century, but major growth did not occur until after the break-up of the Gogerddan Estate in the 1940s.

A memorial to the fallen of both World Wars who came from the village and surrounding area can be found outside the post office. The large block of quartz used for the memorial, according to a thesis published in 1939,[1] is an ancient standing stone.

Notable residents

Penrhyn-coch was the birthplace of the great 14th-century poet Dafydd ap Gwilym and home for a period in the 1750s to hydrographer and scholar Lewis Morris. Revered national librarian David Jenkins lived there since childhood. It is the chosen home of novelist Niall Griffiths.

References

  1. ^ The Modern Antiquarian | Penrhyn-Coch War Memorial (Banc Troed Rhiw Seiri Stone) (Standing Stone / Menhir)

External links

  • Penrhyn-coch Community School
  • Penrhyncoch Football Club
  • BBC - Mid Wales History - Penrhyncoch Village Hall
  • www.geograph.co.uk : photographs of Penrhyn-coch and surrounding area


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