Pentrefoelas, Conwy, Wales Genealogy

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Denbighshire Parishes

Pentrefoelas is a rural village, community and ecclesiastical parish in the County Borough of Conwy, 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 Conwy.


"PENTRE-VOELAS, a parochial chapelry in the hundred of Isaled, county of Denbigh, 14 miles (S.W.) from Denbigh, containing 611 inhabitants. This chapelrycomprises a portion of the most mountainous and sterile moorlands of the district, together with some boggy patches; and wood, the prevailing timber being larch. Barley and oats are the principal produce. Three houses only constitute the village. An excellent road has been constructed from this place to Denbigh, across the mountains." (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis)

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


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