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Pontfadog, Wrexham

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Pontfadog, Wrexham

Pontfadog is a village in the Ceiriog Valley west of Chirk in the county borough of Wrexham, Wales; it is part of the community of Glyntraian. Like the neighbouring village of Glyn Ceiriog, the growth of Pontfadog is connected to the area's former quarrying industry. The village's name translates as "Bridge of Madoc", taking its name from a bridge over the River Ceiriog. Near to the village is an oak tree, the Pontfadog Oak, reputed to be the oldest in the United Kingdom.
Administrative CountyWrexham
Traditional CountyDenbighshire
OS GridSJ2338
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales

Pontfadog, Wrexham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Pontfadog, eccl. dist. and ry. sta., Llangollen par., Denbighshire, pop. 918; the sta. is 3¼ m. N W. of Chirk.

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