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Bryneglwys

"A parish in the Union of Corwen, hundred of Yale, five miles (NW) from Llangollen. This parish is situated among mountains of various elevations, and characterized by boldness of scenery."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]

The parish comprises the townships of Bodynwyddog, Bryntangor, Gwythina, Tre'rllan and Talybidwal.

 

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Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 145474.
The church, which is dedicated to St. Tysilio, was mentioned in the Lincoln Taxation of 1291. It was restored in 1875.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

St Tysilio's Church site

Nonconformist Churches "Welsh Church Commission - County of Denbigh - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905"lists the following nonconformist places of worship in the Civilparish of Bryneglwys :

Name of Chapel Denomination Number of "adherents"
Sion Calvinistic Methodists 192
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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1687 - 1867 1691 - 1970 1687 - 1944
Baptisms Marriages Burials
1661 - 1812 1662 - 1812 1663 - 1812

Bishop's Transcripts

Deposited at the National Library of Wales Microfilmed copies
1662 - 1850 1662 - 1850

I.G.I.

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Civil Registration

When Civil Registration was introduced (on 1 July 1837), the parish of Bryneglwys was assigned to the No. 2 ("Corwen") sub-district of the Corwen Registration District; which was co-extensive with the Corwen poor law Union.

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Bryneglwys are in the format :

(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)

Description and Travel

Bryn Eglwys on the Vision of Britain site

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Maps

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

On Clwyd FHS's site there is a diagram showing parish names/positions with links to pages for the parish church

Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.   Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county

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Population

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Statistics

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