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The village
Ysceifiog is located in Flintshire
Location within Flintshire
Population1,286 2011 Census[1]
OS grid referenceSJ151714
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCH8
Dialling code01352
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
53°13′55″N 3°16′23″W / 53.232°N 3.273°W / 53.232; -3.273Coordinates: 53°13′55″N 3°16′23″W / 53.232°N 3.273°W / 53.232; -3.273

Ysceifiog, also written Ysgeifiog, is a small village, community and parish in Flintshire, Wales. It lies on a back road just north of the A541 highway between Nannerch and Caerwys. The name translates roughly as "a place where elder trees grow".[2]

The parish includes the villages of Lixwm, to the east of Ysceifiog village, and Babell, to the north.

Notable residents[edit]

The antiquarian and copyist of Welsh manuscripts John Jones (c.1585-1657/8) was born and brought up in the small mansion of Gellilyfdy in Ysceifiog parish.

The poet William Edwards (Wil Ysceifiog) also lived there in the first half of the 19th century, and John Owen (1733-1776), one of the pioneers of Methodism in Flintshire, was a native of Ysceifiog.


The church of St Mary is a Grade II listed building.

The village pub, the Fox Inn, is a substantially unaltered 18th century building, with a front room listed on CAMRA's register of nationally important pub interiors.[3]

The village committee maintains the local village hall which plays hosts to varying village events.

The local football team, Ysceifiog F.C., joined the Llandyrnog and District Village Summer League in 1976. It took them 31 years to win a trophy.

Although taking the name of the village Ysceifiog Wolves JFC, a successful junior league football team coming runners up in the Tesco UK Championships in 2011.


  • Dewi Roberts The old villages of Denbighshire and Flintshire (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch. 1999) ISBN 0-86381-562-6


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