Here, the overwhelming feeling is of the impressiveness of the mountain slopes and a sense of peacefulness. You will not receive junk mail via email or post. Neighbourhood Statistics. Indeed, the current church was known by the dedication of St Tysilio until the late 15th or early 16th century, after which it was re-dedicated to St Mary. Add to the map. The name Chirk is thought to be an English corruption of the name 'Ceiriog', but we think it comes from the word 'Church' as the original Welsh name for the town was 'Eglwys-y-Waun' or 'Church on the Moor' now shortened to Y Waun The Moor. There are approximately 86 pupils on roll who are all taught through the medium of English. Chirk Castle and its historic park and gardens, formerly owned by the Myddelton family and now a National Trust property, is a major attraction for several thousand visitors a year.
The largest of these collieries were Black Park one of the oldest in the north of Wales and Brynkinallt Welsh : Bryncunallt. Views Read Edit View history. Manufacturing now plays a prominent position within the local industries, with major international firms such as Kronospan  and Mondelez UK  maintaining sites in the town. Chirk was formerly a coal mining community with coal being worked since the 17th century. A Leisure Centre which is attached to the Ceiriog Junior School provides a swimming pool and Keep Fit unit, together with a floodlit football pitch. The lush, pastoral valley floor yards across at its widest point, is home to sheep and cattle; they quietly graze beside the fast flowing, trout filled waters of the Ceiriog. Old Photos. Builth Wells. Old Photos.
At the northern end of the aqueduct, the canal enters Darkie Tunnel which is wide enough for a single barge and walkway. Caldey Island. Chirk's strategic position gave rise to a motte and bailey castle built by the Normans in the early 12th Century. Not for Profit. Human settlement in Wales. The border with the English county of Shropshire is immediately south of the town, on the other side of the River Ceiriog. Chirk's railway station established in by the Scottish engineer Henry Robertson provides a useful starting point for exploring Chirk, Chirk Castle, Llangollen, The Ceiriog Valley and the surrounding areas. Oswestry 6 miles - Llangollen 7 miles - Wrexham 10 miles. Distance measured: - Miles - km. Builth Wells.
Chirk Castle and its historic park and gardens, formerly owned by the Myddelton family and now a National Trust property, is a major attraction for several thousand visitors a year. The area's main visitor attraction is Chirk Castle. Chirk Music - Ever tried your hand at Song Writing? Welsh : Y Waun. In the 19th century vital road, rail and canal links were developed. If you want photographs etc. Manufacturing now plays a prominent position within the local industries, with major international firms such as Kronospan  and Mondelez UK  maintaining sites in the town. Chirk was a coaching stop on the old Mail coach route along the A5 from London to Holyhead.