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Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
(Welsh pronunciation: [ˈr̥ɨðlan], approximately "RHITH-lan") is a town, community and electoral ward in the county of Denbighshire
Denbighshire
within the historic boundaries of Flintshire, on the north coast of Wales. It is situated to the south of the coastal town of Rhyl
Rhyl
and overlooks the River Clwyd. The town gave its name to the Welsh district of Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
from 1974 to 1996. At the 2001 Census, the population was 4,296,[1] decreasing to 3,709 at the 2011 census.[2]

Contents

1 History 2 Notable people 3 References 4 External links

History[edit]

Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
church and castle, c.1781

Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
has a longer history than the castle fortress built following Edward I's conquest of Wales. Prior to Norman occupation of lower Gwynedd, the Perfeddwlad, Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
was the site of a Welsh cantref and served as the seat of government and capital of Gwynedd for the Welsh king Gruffydd ap Llywelyn
Gruffydd ap Llywelyn
(1007 – August 5, 1063), whose family may have been the traditional Welsh lords of Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
for generations. The town is known for the ruins of Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
Castle, built by King Edward I from 1277 to 1282, and for the site of another castle at Twthill, built by the Norman Robert of Rhuddlan about 1072. The town was also the location where Edward I signed the Statute of Rhuddlan, laying down the way by which the Principality of Wales, created by the princes of Gwynedd, was to be governed. The hymn tune "Rhuddlan" was brought to wider prominence by Ralph Vaughan Williams as music editor of the first edition of The English Hymnal in 1906, and it has since been adopted by numerous other hymnals. It is usually sung to the words of the hymns "Judge eternal, throned in splendour" and, more recently, "For the healing of the nations". Rhuddlan railway station was part of the Vale of Clwyd
Clwyd
Railway until it closed in the 1960s. In 2001, the A525 bypass road was completed, easing access to Rhyl, and since then the centre of Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
has been redeveloped. Notable people[edit]

See Category:People from Rhuddlan

Photographer Philip Jones Griffiths, well known for his photographs during the Vietnam War, was born in Rhuddlan. Wales
Wales
and Sunderland FC footballer David Vaughan was also born in the town. Lisa Scott-Lee
Lisa Scott-Lee
of the pop band Steps and her brother Andy Scott-Lee lived in Rhuddlan. Neil Davies the author of many novels and the online Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
stories lived at 12A Bodrhyddan Avenue for 32 years. References[edit]

^ 2001 Census: Rhuddlan, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 30 June 2008  ^ "Community/Ward population 2011". Retrieved 24 May 2015. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rhuddlan.

www.geograph.co.uk: photos of Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
and surrounding area

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Denbighshire

Principal settlements

Corwen Denbigh Llangollen Prestatyn Rhuddlan Rhyl Ruthin St Asaph

Community councils

Aberwheeler Betws Gwerfil Goch Bodelwyddan Bodfari Bryneglwys Cefn Meiriadog Clocaenog Corwen Cwm Cyffylliog Cynwyd Denbigh Derwen Dyserth Efenechtyd Gwyddelwern Henllan Llanarmon-yn-Iâl Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd Llandegla Llandrillo Llandyrnog Llanelidan Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd Llanferres Llangollen Llangynhafal Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch Llantysilio Llanynys Nantglyn Prestatyn Rhuddlan Rhyl Ruthin St Asaph Trefnant Tremeirchion Waen

Villages

Aberwheeler Berwyn Betws Gwerfil Goch Bodelwyddan Bodfari Bontuchel Bryneglwys Carrog Castell Cefnmeriadog Cerrigydrudion Clocaenog Clawddnewydd Crogen Cwm Cyffylliog Cynwyd Derwen Druid Dyserth Efenechtyd Gellifor Gellioedd Glasfryn Glyndyfrdwy Gronant Gwaenysgor Gwyddelwern Henllan Hirwaen Llanarmon-yn-Iâl Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd Llandegla Llandrillo Llandyrnog Llanefydd Llanelidan Llanferres Llanfwrog Llangar Llangwyfan Llangynhafal Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch Llansanffraid Glyndyfrdwy Llantysilio Llanychan Llanynys Llwynmawr Loggerheads Maerdy Meliden Nantglyn Prion Pwllglas Pentrecelyn Rhewl Rhuallt Saron Tafarn Y Gelyn Trefnant Tremeirchion

Oldest inhabited location

Bontnewydd Palaeolithic site

Moors

Berwyn range Mynydd Hiraethog

Topics

List of Parliamentary constituencies in Clwyd Schools Country houses SSSIs Scheduled Monuments Grade I listed buildings Grade II* listed buildings The historic county Lord Lieutenants High Sheriffs

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 247809

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