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Llanrwst, Conwy

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Llanrwst, Conwy

Llanrwst is a small town and community on the A470 road and the River Conwy in Conwy County Borough, Wales. It takes its name from the 5th- to 6th-century Saint Grwst, and the original parish church in Cae Llan was replaced by the 12th-century church. The growth of the town in the 13th century was considerably aided by an edict by Edward I of England, who built Conwy Castle, prohibiting any Welshman from trading within 10 miles of that town.
Administrative CountyConwy
Traditional CountyDenbighshire
OS GridSH8061
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code0149264
Population3,037 (2001)

Llanrwst, Conwy in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Llanrwst, market town and township (ry. sta. Llanrwst and Trefriw), Denbighshire, and par., partly also in Carnarvonshire - par., 13,458 ac., pop. 4693; township, 15,837 ac., pop. 4260; town, on river Conway, 11 miles S. of Llandudno Junction, pop. 3688; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday. Tanning, malting, and the mfr. of woollen goods are the chief industries. A steep bridge which here stretches across the river Conway is said to have been erected in 1630.

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