RHUDDLAN (Welsh pronunciation: , approximately "RHITH-lan") is a
town, community and electoral ward in the county of Denbighshire
within the historic boundaries of Flintshire , on the north coast of
Wales . It is situated to the south of the coastal town of
overlooks the River
Clwyd . The town gave its name to the Welsh
Rhuddlan from 1974 to 1996. At the 2001 Census , the
population was 4,296, decreasing to 3,709 at the 2011 census.
* 1 History
* 2 Notable people
Rhuddlan Community Recycling Centre
* 4 References
* 5 External links
Rhuddlan church and castle, c.1781
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
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 (1007 – August 5, 1063),
whose family may have been the traditional Welsh lords of
The town is known for the ruins of
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
created by the princes of Gwynedd , was to be governed.
Rhuddlan railway station was part of the Vale of
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 has been redeveloped.
See Category:People from
Philip Jones Griffiths , well known for his photographs
Vietnam War , was born in Rhuddlan.
Wales and Sunderland FC
footballer David Vaughan was also born in the town.
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
lived at 12A Bodrhyddan Avenue for 32