Rhosyr


Rhosyr is a community in the far southern corner of Anglesey, Wales. It includes the villages of Dwyran and Newborough, Llangeinwen and Llangaffo.

Location of Rhosyr within Anglesey
Great hall of Llys Rhosyr

The community population taken at the 2011 census was 2,226.[1] and includes Llanddwyn Island and Newborough Forest.

Llys Rhosyr


Rhosyr was the site of one of the courts of the 13th-century Welsh prince Llewellyn the Great. Llys Rhosyr (Rhosyr Court) is now an important archaeological site, located close to Newborough. It was rediscovered and partially excavated in 1992, with local activists currently (2017) seeking funding to uncover the remaining two thirds.[2]

Governance


Rhosyr elects a community council of fifteen councillors who, amongst other things, are responsible for maintenance of local footpaths and cemeteries.[3] Until the 2012 Isle of Anglesey electoral boundary changes Rhosyr was also an electoral ward for the Isle of Anglesey County Council. However, since the 2013 local elections it has combined with neighbouring communities, Aberffraw and Bodorgan to form a larger ward, Bro Aberffraw, which elects two county councillors.[4]

References


  1. "Rhosyr - Key stats (2011)". Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  2. "Bid to excavate the home of the last Princes of Gwynedd fails". Daily Post. North Wales. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  3. "Rhosyr - Cyngor Cymyned/Community Council". Rhosyr Community Council. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  4. "Isle of Anglesey (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2012" (PDF). legislation.gov.uk. The National Archives. Retrieved 9 December 2017.