Llywel

Llywel

Llywel is a small village that gives its name to Llywel community in Powys, Wales. The main settlement in the community is Trecastle. According to the 2001 Census the population of Llywel community is 524.

Location

Llywel village is located on the A40 road, about 8 miles West of Sennybridge. The River Gwydderig runs through the village, not far from its source.

Etymology

Llywel, occasionally referred to in texts as Llowel, is believed to be the name of a minor Welsh Saint. He is said to have been a disciple of Saint Teilo and Saint Dyfrig.

Church of St David

Church

The Church of Saint David (Welsh: "Eglwys Dewi Sant") is found in Llywel. It is said to have originally been dedicated to three saints: David, Darn (Paternus), and Teilo; and known as Llantrisant. Its name was changed when it was granted to the Chapter of Saint David sometime between 1203 and 1229

The church displays Perpendicular Gothic architecture. In the churchyard is buried the 19th Century Welsh writer and preacher David Owen (Brutus).

Llywel Stone

An Ogham stone known as the "Llywel Stone" that was found at the church is now on display at the British Museum.

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