Marchwiel, Wrexham, Wales Genealogy

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Denbighshire Parishes

Marchwiel (Welsh: Marchwiail) is a village, community and ecclesiastical parish in the County Borough of Wrexham, 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 Borough of Wrexham.


"MARCHWIEL (AMRCHWIAIL), a parish in the hundred of Bromfield, county of Denbigh; 2 miles (S.E.) from Wrexham, containing 553 inhabitants. This parish, which is situatied in the eastern part of the county, is intersected by the road from Wrexham, which here branches off to Whitchurch and to Ellesmere." (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis)

The ancient parish comprised the two townships of Marchwiel and Sontley. For more information see:


Years County
1536 - 31 March 1974 Denbighshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
from 1 April 1996 Wrexham


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