Nantglyn, Denbighshire, Wales Genealogy

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Denbighshire Parishes

Nantglyn 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.


"NANTGLYN (NANT-GLYN), a parish in the hundred of Isaled, county of Denbigh, 4 miles (S.W.) from Denbigh, containing 391 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on a branch of the river Clwyd, nearly in the centre of the county, extends almost seven miles in length, and four miles and a half in breadth, comprising an area of 5600 acres, of which 3460 are common or waste. The scenery is agreeably diversified, though not distinguished by any striking peculiarity of feature; the views are confined towards the south and west by loft hills. ..... The church, dedicated to S. James, is not marked by any architectural details of importance. There is a place of worship for Calvinistic Methodists. ...Mr David Samuel, who sailed with Captain Cook, a surgeon in the ship "Discovery", and was an eye witness of his death, of which he wrote an interesting account, printed in the Biographica Britannica, was a native of this place." (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis)'

"NANTGLYN, a village and a parish in Ruthin district, Denbighshire. The village stands on an affluent of the Clwyd, 4 miles S W by S of Denbigh r. station; and has a post-office under Denbigh, and a fair on 27 Oct. The parish contains the townships of Blaunan, Gwllwm, Plas, and Hendre. Acres, 5, 600. Real property, £1, 497. Pop., 320. Houses, 77." (Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72, John Marius Wilson)

For more information on Nantglyn see:


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


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