Betws yn Rhos, Conwy

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Betws yn Rhos, also known as Betws Abergele, is a village, community and ecclesiastical parish in the County Borough of Conwy, Wales.

Before 1974 the village was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, between 1874 and 1996 in the County of Clwyd. In 1996 it became part of the modern County Borough of Conwy.


BETTWS-YN-RHOS otherwies BETTWS-ABER-GELAU parish in the hundred of Isdulas, county of Denbigh, four miles (S.S.W.) from Abergele. The village is pleasantly situated at the base of a lofty mountain, by which it is sheltered on one side, and has a fine opening towards the north, commanding a full view of the Irish Sea...The church, dedicated to Saint Michael, was, previously to the Reformation a chapel of ease to Abergele. There are places of worship for Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists.[1]

The ancient parish comprised the townships of Peniarth, Bodlyman, Maesegwig, Tre'rllan, Trofarth, and part of Cilcen. For more information see Betws-yn-Rhos, Denbighshire at


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


Civil Registration

Church Records

Church Records (Nonconformist)

The following records have been published:

  • Betws Abergele Calvinistic Methodist Chapel - Baptisms (1811-1837): 101251

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) Adapted. Date accessed: 11 September 2014.