The County of Denbighshire

Denbighshire in North Wales, is bounded, North by the Irish Sea, East by Flintshire and Shropshire, South by Merionethshire, and West by Caernarvon. It is 48 miles long, and about 20 broad; and is divided into six Hundreds, namely, Bromfield, Chirk, Isalod, Isdulas, Ruthin, and Yale. Rivers: the Clwyd, the Conway, and the Dee. It has six Market- Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Diocese of St. Asaph, and in the Northern Circuit. Population, 88,866

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Denbighshire Parishes

  • Abergele


  • Berse (Y Bers, Bersham)
  • Betws yn Rhos
  • Broughton (Brychdyn)
  • Brymbo
  • Bryneglwys
  • Brynymaen (Bryn y Maen)
  • Bwlchgwyn
  • Bylchau


  • Capel Garmon
  • Cefn Meriadog
  • Cerrigydrudion
  • Chirk (Y Waun)
  • Clocaenog
  • Colwyn (Hen Golwyn, Old Colwyn)
  • Colwyn Bay (Bae Colwyn)
  • Cyffylliog


  • Denbigh (Dinbych)
  • Derwen


  • Efenechtyd
  • Eglwysbach (Eglwysfach)
  • Erbistock (Erbistog)
  • Eryrys
  • Esclusham (Esclys)


  • Gresford
  • Gwersyllt
  • Gwytherin


  • Henllan
  • Holt


  • Isycoyd
  • Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog
  • Llanarmon Mynydd Mawr
  • Llanarmon yn Iâl
  • Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd
  • Llanddewi
  • Llanddoged (Llanddoget)
  • Llanddulas
  • Llandegla
  • Llandrillo yn Rhos (Rhos on Sea)
  • Llandyrnog
  • Llandysilio (Llantysilio)
  • Llaneilian yn Rhos
  • Llanelidan
  • Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd
  • Llanfair Talhaearn (Llanfair Talhaiarn)
  • Llanferres
  • Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr
  • Llanfwrog
  • Llangadwaladr
  • Llangedwyn
  • Llangernyw
  • Llangollen
  • Llangwm
  • Llangwyfan
  • Llangynhafal
  • Llannefydd
  • Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant (Llanrhaiadr ym Mochnant)
  • Llanrhaeadr yng Nghinmeirch
  • Llanrhydd
  • Llanrwst
  • Llansanffraid Glan Conwy (Llansantffraid Glan Conway)
  • Llansanffraid Glyn Ceiriog (Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog)
  • Llansannan
  • Llansilin
  • Llanychan
  • Llanynys
  • Llay (Llai)
  • Llysfaen
  • Marchwiel (Marchwiail)
  • Minera (Y Mwynglawdd)


  • Nantglyn


  • Pentrefoelas (Pentrevoelas)
  • Penycae
  • Pontfadog
  • Prion


  • Rhosddu
  • Rhosllannerchrugog (Rhosllanerchrugog)
  • Rhosymedre
  • Rossett (Yr Orsedd)
  • Ruabon (Rhiwabon, Rhuabon)
  • Ruthin (Rhuthun)


  • St. George (Llansansiôr, Kegidog, Cegidog)
  • Southsea (Glanyrafon)


  • Towyn (Tywyn)
  • Trefnant
  • Trofarth



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Abenbury Fechan A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales 1811

Abenbury Fechan, in the Cwmwd of Maelor Saesneg, Cantref Uwch Nant (now called the Hundred of Maelor), Co. of Flint, North Wales; in the Parish of Wrexham. The Resident Population of this Township, in 1801, was 110. The Money raised by the Parish Rales, in 1803, was £22 10. 4, at 3s. in the pound.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

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Abenbury-Vechan Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1845

Abenbury-Vechan, a township, in the parish and union of Wrexham, hundred of Maelor, county of Flint, North Wales. 3 ½ miles (N. N.W.) from Wrexham; containing 124 inhabitants. On the river Clywedog, which is here crossed by a bridge, there are some iron foundries. This township is assessed separately for the support of its poor, and is the only one of the parish in the county of Flint, all the others being in that of Denbigh.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis Third Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

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Abenbury-Fechan The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Abenbury-Fechan, a township in that part of the parish of Wrexham, which is in Flintshire. The post town is Wrexham. Pop. in 1801, 110; in 1831, 113. Houses 25. A. P. £472. Poor rates, in 1837, £44.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

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Abergele Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

Abergele, a small watering town of Wales, in Denbighshire, 10 miles N .W. from Denbigh, a resort for invalids and sea bathers in the summer. It has a money Ord. off. Mar. D. Sat. Pop. with the parish, 3308. A station on the Chester and Holyhead Railway, 34 miles by rail from Chester. A terrible accident occurred here August 20, 1868. The Irish mail-train came into collision with some trucks laden with petroleum and took fire, about 34 persons perishing in the flames.

Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

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Abergele Denbighshire Slaters Directory 1850

Abergele, or as it is sometimes improperly written, Abergely, is a parish, in the hundred of Isdulas, county of Denbigh – the market town, which is also a sea-port, is 225 miles N.W. from London, 34 W by N from Chester, the like distance from Beaumaris, 12 N by W from Denbigh, and 7 W from St. Asaph; situated on the banks of the river Elwy, near to the vale of Clwyd, in the midst of lovely scenery, and near the line of the Chester and Holyhead railway. It is chiefly to be noticed as a place resorted to in the summer for bathing; and it affords every inducement, either to the invalid, or others, desirous, by quietness, to enjoy a relaxation from the cares of business and the bustle of populous districts. The Bee Hotel here is a very excellently conducted house, either for the accommodation of casual visitors, or commercial gentlemen. View full post…

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Abergele – The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

ABERGELEY, a sea-port, market-town, and parish, in the hund. of Isdulas, union of St. Asaph, county of Denbigh; 7 miles north-west from St. Asaph, by the post-road to Aberconway. Living, a discharged vicarage in the archd. and dio. of St. Asaph and Bangor; rated at £12 9s. 9½d.: gross income £400. Patron, the Bishop of St. Asaph and Bangor. There are also chapels of the Wesleyan and the Calvinistic Methodists, and Independents; and a National school. The sum of £190 has been bequeathed in various sums to the poor of this parish. By the bequest of Bishop Fleetwood and Edward Hughes, a number of poor children here receive the elements of education. View full post…

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Abergeley – Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom 1808

Abergeley, a market town and parish in the hundred of Isdulas, Denbigh, North Wales, 7 miles from St. Asaph, and 224 from London; containing 297 houses and 1748 inhabitants. Lying on the sea-side, it is much frequented for bathing. Market on Saturday. It is a vicarage, value 12l. 9s. 9d. Patron, the bishop of St. Asaph.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

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Abergeley – Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales 1807

Abergeley, (Denb.) a small market town, much frequented by invalids for the purpose of sea-bathing, but contains no inn. There is, however, a receiving house for letters. Distance from London 224 miles 5 furlongs, and from St.Asaph about 5 miles.

Market Day, and Fairs. The market is held on Sat. and there are 4 annual fairs, Apr. 2, the day before Holy Thursday, Aug. 20, and Oct. 9.

Source: Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales; Crosby Rev. J. Malham; 1807.

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Chirk Denbighshire – Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

CHIRK, a village and parish of Denbighshire, N. Wales, 4 miles S. from its post town, Ruabon. Near the village, an iron aqueduct, supported by 10 arches, conveys the Ellesmere Canal across the Dee, at a height of 70 feet. Pop. 1630. It is a telegraph station, and a station on the Oxford, Birmingham, and Chester section of the Great Western Railway.

Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

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