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Corwen, Denbighshire

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Corwen, Denbighshire

Corwen is a town and community in the county of Denbighshire in Wales; it was previously part of the county of Meirionnydd). Corwen stands on the banks of the River Dee beneath the Berwyn mountains. The town is situated 11 miles west of Llangollen and 13 miles south of Ruthin. At the 2001 Census, Corwen had a population of 2,398.
Post townCORWEN
Administrative CountyDenbighshire
Traditional CountyMerioneth
OS GridSJ0743
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01490
Population2,398 (2001)

Corwen, Denbighshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Corwen, market town and par. with ry. sta., NE. Merioneth, on river Dee, at foot of Berwyn mountains, 12 miles NE. of Bala and 203 miles NW. of London, 12,646 ac., pop. 2708; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-days, Tuesday and Friday; a resort of anglers, the river abounding with salmon, trout, and grayling. An old stone pillar in the churchyard is called the Sword of Glendower. To a citadel of the Druids, near Corwen, Caractacus retreated after his defeat at Caer Caradoc.

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