Llangwm, Conwy, Wales Genealogy

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Denbighshire Parishes

Llangwm is a village, community and ecclesiastical parish in the County Borough of Conwy, Wales.

The parish church of St. Jerome was closed some years ago, and services for the parish are now conducted in St. Catherine's church at Dinmael.

Llangwm is one of three communities in Uwchaled, and includes the villages of Dinmael, Gellioedd, Glan yr Afon, Llangwm, Maerdy and Tŷ Nant.

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.


"A parish in the hundred of Isaled, county of Denbigh, 6 miles (W.) from Corwen, containing 1011 inhabitants. It is stated that the inhabitants of north Wales, revolting against the government of Meredydd, Prince of Powys, about the close of the tenth century, invited Eidwal, son of Meirig, to the throne, to dispossess whom Meredydd immediately called together his troops, and the rival princes met at Llangwm, where, after a sharp conflict, Meredydd was totally defeated and Tewdwr Mawr, his nephew, slain. This parish, which is of great extent, is situated in a dreary moorland district, near the extremity of the county, bordering on Merionethshire. ..... The church, dedicated to St. Hierom, is a small neat edifice. There are places of worship for Independents and Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists." (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis)

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


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