Llanynys, Denbighshire, Wales Genealogy

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Denbighshire Parishes

Llanynys is a small 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.


"LLANYNYS (LLAN-YNYS), a parish partly in the hundred of Isaled, but chiefly in that of Ruthin, county of Denbigh; 3 miles (N.N.W.) from Ruthin, containing 784 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the river Clwyd, and is intersected by the turnpike road leading from Ruthin to Denbigh, extends nearly eight miles in length, and one mile and a half in mean breadth. ..... The church is dedicated to St. Saern, and is situatied within a small distance of the river." (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis)

"LLANYNYS, a parish in Ruthin district, Denbigh; on the river Clwyd, and on the Denbigh, Ruthin, and Corwen railway, around Rhewl r. station, 4 miles N by W of Ruthin. It contains the townships of Trefechan, Rhydonen, Maesmancymro, Bryncaredig, Bachymbyd, and Esceibon; and its Post town is Ruthin, DenbighshireAcres, 4,921. Rated property, £6,588. Pop., 723Houses, 146." (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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