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Llangynwyd is a village 2 miles to the south of Maesteg, in the county borough of Bridgend, Wales. It was part of the medieval cwmwd of Tir Iarll.

History & Amenities

The 2001 census gave the population as 2,843. The village is the site of Llangynwyd parish church,the ruins of Llangynwyd castle and one of the oldest pubs in Wales.

Llangynwyd Church was founded in the 6th Century by Saint Cynwyd. All that remains of the original structure is the stone socket of a wooden cross, which can be seen in the wall above the entrance. The church was rebuilt in the 13th Century and has since been restored several times. The square tower dates from the 15th century and was completely restored in 1893.

The old village of Llangynwyd, "Top Llan", is also home to the legend of the Maid of Cefn Ydfa.

It's also one of the places in Wales that celebrates the New Year, or Calennig, with the Mari Lwyd; a horse's skull draped in a white sheet with flowers.

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Coordinates: 51°35′N 3°39′W / 51.583°N 3.65°W / 51.583; -3.65








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