Llangwyfan, Denbighshire, Wales Genealogy

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Llangwyfan is a rural village, community and ecclesiastical parish in Denbighshire, 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 Denbighshire.

History

"LLANGWYVAN (LLAN-GWYVAN), a parish in the hundred of Ruthin, county of Denbigh, 5 miles (E.) from Denbigh, containing 264 inhabitants. The parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church, is situated in the northeastern part of the county, and at the western base of the Clwydian range of mountains. The surrounding scenery is beautifully picturesque, and the views from the higher grounds over the fertile and extensive Vale of Clwyd are rich and magnificent. The surface is finely undulated, and the lands, with the exception of the mountainous part of the parish, are enclosed and in a good state of cultivation.... The church, deidecated to St. Cwyvan, is a small neat edifice..." (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis)

"(Llangwyfan) contains the townships of Llan, Cefn-y-gwrdy, Coydiog, and Gales; and its Post town is Denbigh. Acres, 1,136. Real property, £1,459. Pop., 246. Houses, 52."(Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales,1870-72, John Marius Wilson)

For more information on Llangwyfan see:

Administration

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

Records

Civil Registration

Church Records

Census Records

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Probate Records

Poor Law Union Records

Maps and Gazetteers

Websites