Place:Llynclys, Shropshire, England


Located inShropshire, England

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Llynclys is a small village in Shropshire, England, in the civil parish of Llanyblodwel. It lies north of Pant at the crossroads of the A483 and B4396, where there are several houses and a pub, the White Lion.

The name Llynclys is based on the Welsh word for lake, llyn, and Llynclys Pool still lies near to the village. The -clys element was in the past thought to be derived from llys, "palace" or "court", and the lake, supposed to be of extraordinary depth, was said to contain a drowned city or palace with various legends attached to it.

Much of the area around Llynclys Hill to the west is common land; there are a number of cottages and smallholdings probably built by workers in the area's lead mines and limestone quarries.[1] Llynclys Common, from which there are fine views, is home to eight varieties of orchid and the Brown Argus butterfly.[1]

Llynclys was formerly on the Cambrian Railways line from Oswestry to Welshpool. The Cambrian Railways Trust are now re-building sections of the line as a heritage railway. Llynclys South railway station is in operation, whilst the original Llynclys station remains unused of 2010.

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