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St Ffraid's Kirk, Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain
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OS grid referenceSJ220203
  • Llansantffraid[1]
Principal area
Ceremonial coonty
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Postcode destrictSY22
Diallin code01691
FireMid an Wast Wales
EU PairlamentWales
UK Pairlament
Welsh Assemmly
Leet o places
52°46′30″N 3°09′25″W / 52.775°N 3.157°W / 52.775; -3.157Coordinates: 52°46′30″N 3°09′25″W / 52.775°N 3.157°W / 52.775; -3.157

Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain is a veelage in Powys, Mid-Wales, close tae the border wi Shropshire, aboot 5 mile soothwast o Oswestry.

Llansanffraid means "Kirk o St Bridget" in the Welsh leid an ym-Mechain refers tae its location in the medieval cantref o Mechain.

The local fitbaa team, previously kent as Total Network Solutions F.C., wan the League o Wales in the 2004-05 saison, the first title syne chyngin the name frae Llansantffraid FC. Follaein the takeower o its sponsors, the team wis renamed The New Saints F.C. for the 2006-07 saison. The New Saints nae langer play their fitbaa matches in Llansantffraid, but in "Park Hall", a veelage in Shropshire, 2 mile east o Oswestry. A new veelage team haes been formed wi local players an they have haed great success in their 1st saison playin in the local league.

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  1. Ordnance Survey. "Election Maps". Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  2. Royal Mail Address Management Unit (Mairch 2011). "Postcode Update 52" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012.