Welcome

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Welcome to Cefn Meiriadog Historical Society. Founded in 1977 the Cefn Historical Society was an event which was bound to happen – and succeed! Because this country area due south of the City of St Asaph is loaded with historical interest. Its boundary on three sides is the River Elwy, while the remaining border, the B5381 was once part of a Roman thoroughfare linking Chester with Caernarfon. And within this large diamond shaped parish of 3000 acres there’s plenty of historical detail. Learn more about us here

In this area you will find the Cefn Caves, where human remains dating back 250,000 years have been discovered, unique in Western Europe. You will also find Old houses and mansions dating back to the 12th century ( e.g. ‘Bryn y Pin’, built around the watch tower of a Welsh Prince), and ‘Plas Newydd’, ‘Plas yn Cefn’ and ‘Dolbelydr’, good 16th century examples of the influence of the great financier and building innovator Richard Clough (the second husband of Catrin o Ferain – the distinguished lady who went on to marry twice more, to the most well endowed men in the land!), they’re all here together with a few Welsh Long Houses which originally housed both humans and farm livestock under the one roof! Find out more by clicking here

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Cefn Meiriadog Chapel and Vestry, left, where Cefn Historical Society meetings are held..

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St Mary’s Church: two notable historians were rectors here, Archdeacon D R Thomas and Canon John Fisher.