Llangedwyn, Powys, Wales Genealogy

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Denbighshire Parishes

Llangedwyn is a village, community and ecclesiastical parish in Powys, 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 of Powys.


"A parish in the Cynlleth and Mochnant divisions of the hundred of Chirk, county of Denbigh; 10 miles (W.S.W.) from Oswestry, on the road from Shrewsbury to Bala, containing 323 inhabitants. This parish was formerly a chapelry to Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, but was separated from that parish by Act of Parliament, and formed into a parish of itself. The village is pleasantly situated on the banks of the river Tanant; the neighbourhood abounds with pleasingly varied scenery; and in the environs are some good mansions, the residences of respectable families. ..... The church, dedicated to St. Cedwyn, is a small, neat edifice, surmounted by a cupola, containing one bell." (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis)

Llangedwyn was originally a chapelry of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, comprising the townships of Llangedwyn and Esgair Gwgan. In 1877, parts of the Llansilin townships of Sycharth and Priddbwll, were added to the Llangedwyn parish.

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


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