Cyngor Cymdeithas Llanfihangel Esceifiog Community Council

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Gaerwen is a village on the island of Anglesey, Wales. It is located in the south of the island 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll and 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of Llangefni . The A5 runs through the village, and the A55 runs just a few hundred metres north. According to the 2011 Census Gaerwen is now listed by the Office for National Statistics as Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog. The population of this community was 1,551.

Gaerwen Hoard

An important Bronze Age hoard was found near Gaerwen in the nineteenth century. Comprising 2 gold lockrings and 2 penannular braclets, it is now in the collections of the British Museum.

Village today

Facilities in Gaerwen include four public houses, one car dealership, three churches, one Mormon meeting house.It is very much a village of the old and new with two disused windmills in the north of the village and a modern industrial estate making up the south west portion of the village. With along a Primary School in the Middle Portion of the village. There is a Traditional Fish and chips shop with a Barber next door.

Governance

An electoral ward electoral of the same name as the Community exists. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 2,016.

Significance

There is a war memorial at the heart of the village to pay tribute to those who have fallen in both World Wars . The village is probably most famous, however, for housing the southernmost station of the Anglesey Central Railway which was in use between 1864 and 1993. It was also used on the Bangor to Holyhead mainline until 1963.

Pentre Berw is a small village located on the island of Anglesey in north Wales. It lies about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the county town of Llangefni.

A major road, the A5, runs through the village as does the disused Anglesey Central Railway. Indeed the village’s most famous hotel The Holland Arms even had a station named after it. The village is located at the top of a gentle slope on the eastern edge of the Malltraeth Marshes. Therefore a good view of the marshes and also of the Afon Cefni can be taken in from parts of the village. Plas Berw, a country house which dates back from the early 17th century, is near the village. It also has formal gardens and a deer park. The grounds cover some 8.5 acres (34,000 m2) and it is a Grade II listed building. Llanfihangel Ysceifiog (St Michael’s church), although ruined, is a good example of a traditional Welsh church. It is situated just north of the village.