Abergele, Conwy

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Abergele is a resort town, community and ecclesiastical parish in the County Borough of Conwy on the north coast of Wales.

Before 1974 the town was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, between 1974 and 1996 in the County of Clwyd. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of Denbighshire.


ABERGELE (ABER-GELAU) A market town and parish in the hundred of Isdulas, county of Denbigh, North Wales, 12 miles (N.W.) from Denbigh, 20 miles (N.W.) from Ruthin, and 224 miles (N.W.) from London on the great road from Holyhead to Chester... The parish takes its name from its situation near the mouth of the river Geley, which here falls into the Irish Sea, and is celebrated as the scene of several military exploits in the earlier period of the wars between England and Wales, and of various transactions of great historical interest... The church, dedicated to S. Michael, is a low edifice of great length and unpretending character, with a lofty tower at the west end. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Cavinistic and Wesleyan Methodists. [1]

The ancient parish was made up of several townships, inlcuding: Abergele, (or Tre'r Dre), Towyn Uchaf, Towyn Isaf, Bodoryn, Bodtegwal, Hendregyda, Dolganed, Serior, Brynffanigl, Nant Dinhengroen, Garthgogo, Gwrych, and Penrhyn Dulas. For more information see Abergele, Denbighshire at genuki.org.uk


Years County
before 31 March 1974 Denbighshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
from 1 April 1996 County Borough of Conwy


Civil Registration

Church Records

Church Records (Nonconformist)

The following records have been published:

  • Mount Sion (Calvinistic Methodist) - Baptisms (1810-1837): C101201

Census Records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Probate Records

Maps and Gazetteers



  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 12-25. Adapted. Date accessed: 11 September 2014.