Llandysilio, Denbighshire, Wales Genealogy

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Denbighshire Parishes

For the village of the same name in Powys see Llandysilio

Llandysilio (or in full, Llandysilio yn Iâl) is a community in Denbighshire, Wales. The community includes the site of Valle Crucis Abbey and the Horseshoe Pass, and also includes the villages of Pentredwr and Rhewl.

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 of Denbighshire.

The (grammatically incorrect) spelling Llantysilio is often seen.


"LLANDYSILIO, or LLANTYSILIO, a parish in the district of Corwen and county of Denbigh; on the river Dee, 2 miles N W of Llangollen r. station. It comprises the townships of Coedwrg, Cymmo, Llandynam, and Maesrychen; and its Post town is Llangollen. Acres, 7,919. Real property, £5,013. Pop. in 1851,1,019; in 1861, 1,129. Houses, 223. Llandysilio Hall is a chief residence. The beautiful ruins of Valle Crucis abbey are here..." (Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales,1870-72, John Marius Wilson)

 For more information see Llantysilio, Denbighshire at genuki.org.uk


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


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