Welcome to Gwernaffield and Pantymwyn - Two individual villages cooperating together in one Community Council, and linked by one road through both villages.
Gwernaffield and Pantymwyn have different origins, different outlooks and different communities, and yet they complement each other as ‘dormitory’ villages for Mold, (Yr Wyddgrug) the County Town of Flintshire.
Set below the Clwydian Range, and in sight of Moel Famau, the highest point, the villages are the gateway to great walks, fabulous views, and unique flora and fauna of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Basic facts and Information:
||Area CH7 of Chester and North Wales|
||North Wales Police|
|MP at Westminster
||David Hanson MP|
|AM at Cardiff
||Mrs Sandy Mewies AM|
||Flintshire County Council|
||Mrs Adele Davies-Cooke|
||01352 numbers 740 or 741|
|International Dialling Code
||Town Lynx. Hourly, on the hour from Pantymwyn|
The villages lie 3 miles to the west of the historic market town of Mold, under the shadow of Moel Fammau, and the Clwydian Range of hills. The area is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, based on the limestone hills which are home to a variety of specific flora and fauna.
Gwernaffield developed to house a mining community, as well as the farmworkers and labourers; Pantymwyn began as both a holiday area, and home to the lead miners. A booklet is available for viewing or download, and describes the villages in greater detail, and will reward further study.
Gwernaffield and Pantymwyn are residential villages, which because of the topography and access are closely linked in services and amenities. In Gwernaffield, the Church stands proudly at the very centre of the village, at the crossroads, and immediately adjacent is the Hand Inn, now the only hostelry in the village. The village primary school is set back from the main road, and welcomes pupils from the two villages, and from surrounding areas. Pantymwyn takes ‘ownership’ for the two communities of the Golf Course, home of Mold Golf Club, an 18 hole, hilly, but well cared for course (par 72); of the Post Office, including the newsagent; the Crown Tavern, a pub providing meals as well; and the independent Pen y Fron Chapel.
Leaving Pantymwyn, the main road, Cilcain Road, through the two villages passes through a very steep valley, for which the road is known as “Trial Hill”, based on motor cycle trials of bygone times. The 6ft 6 inch width restriction over the bridge spanning the River Alyn, and the narrow carriageway indicates that access to and from the neighbouring village of Cilcain is not to be undertaken lightly.
The Community Council, formed of 12 members, 6 from each village meets regularly to consider matters relevant to the two villages. It sources this website as a service to the community.
Please address all communications to the Clerk to the Community Council, Mr Neville Roberts.