Llangynhafal, Denbighshire, Wales Genealogy

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Denbighshire Parishes

Llangynhafal is a 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.


"LLANGYNHAVAL (LLAN-GYNHAVAL), a parish in the hundred of Ruthin, county of Denbigh, 4 miles (N. by E.) from Ruthin, containing 503 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church to S. Cynhaval, who flourished about the beginning of the seventh century, is situated in the rich and fertile Vale of Clwyd, and is sheltered by the fine range of mountains which bounds it on the east. ..... The highest, called Moel Vamma (sic), is surmounted by a column erected to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the accession of George III: on the side towards the county of Flint it exhibits a remarkable volcanic appearance." (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales,1833, Samuel Lewis)

"LLANGANHAFAL, or LLANGYNHAFAI, a village and a parish in Ruthin district, Denbigh. The village stands under Moel-Famman mountain, 1¾ mile E of the river Clwyd, and 3 N by E of Ruthin r. station; and has a post office under Ruthin, Denbighshire. The parish is divided into the townships of Rhos, Hendre-Wydd, and Nant-y-Nef. Acres, 2,363. Real property, £2,556. Pop., 497. Houses, 115. The surface is hilly. MoelFamman has an altitude of 1,845 feet. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £407.... The church is dedicated to St. Cynhaval." (Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales,1870-72, John Marius Wilson)

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


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