Llangollen Rural, Wrexham

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Llangollen Rural is a community in the County Borough of Wrexham in Wales. Created in 1974, it comprises the villages of Trefor, Garth and Froncysyllte. Following the abolition of the county of Clwyd in 1996, Llangollen Rural became part of the newly-formed county of Denbighshire. However, in 1998, following a local referendum, the community was transferred into the neighbouring County Borough of Wrexham.


The community contains the ancient Llangollen townships of Trefor Isaf, on the northern bank of the River Dee, and Cysyllte on its southern bank. In 1805, the two townships were connected by the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct.

Trefor was a chapelry in the parish of Llangollen and private chapel was built at Trevor Hall in 1742.

St. David's church was built in Froncysyllte in 1871, as a combined school and chapel of ease in the parish of Llangollen. However, the village of Froncysyllte was transferred to the parish of Chirk in 1987.


Years County
before 31 March 1974 Denbighshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
1 April 1996 - 1998 Denbighshire
from 1998 Wrexham


Civil Records

Births, marriages and deaths in Llangollen Rural are recorded in the GRO indexes as:

Years Sub-district District Volumes
1 Jul 1837 - 1 Oct 1935 Llangollen Corwen XXVII (1837-51)
11b (1852-1935)
2 Oct 1935 - 1974 Llangollen Wrexham 11b (1935-1946)
8A (1946-1974)

Church Records

See Llangollen

Nonconformist Church Records


Census Records

The parish of Llangollen formed part of the Corwen Registrar's District.

Year Parts
1841 HO107/1400-9 folios 1-25 (Cysyllte)
HO107/1400-16 Folios 1-24 (Trefor Isaf)
1851 HO107/2509 folios 526-543 (Cysyllte)
HO107/2509 folios 387-407 (Trefor Isaf)
1861 missing (Cysyllte)
RG9/4312 folios 20-43 (Trefor Isaf)
1871 RG10/5682 folios 104-120 (Cysyllte)
RG10/5682 folios 54-77 (Trefor Isaf)
1881 RG11/5540 folios 102-118 (Cysyllte)
RG11/5540 f0lios 50-74) (Trefor Isaf)
1891 RG12/4637 folios 87-104 (Cysyllte)
RG12/4637 folios 64-77 (Trefor Isaf)

Poor Law Union Records

See Llangollen


  • St David's Church, Froncysyllte
  • Bryn Hyfryd Cemetery, Garth
  • Noddfa Cemetery, Garth

The Memorial Inscriptions for Bryn Hyfryd and Noddfa cemeteries have been transcribed and published by the Clwyd Family History Society

See also