"A parish in the hundred of Ruthin, county of Denbigh; 3½ miles (SW) from Ruthin. ..... This parish is situated in a mountainous district, and the village is almost surrounded by unproductive and widely extended heaths: in the vicinity are some excellent quarries of stone, among which is that peculiar kind used for hones."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]
The ancient parish of Clocaenog comprised the townships of Bryngwri, Llanerchgron, Maen-ar-ei-gilydd, Maestyddyn, Clocaenog Ucha, and Clocaenog Isa.
See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of Bethesda, Wesleyan, ClocaenogOrdnance Survey reference SJ 082543.
The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.
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 Clocaenog :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|1672 - 1961||1676 - 1965||1672 - 1933|
|1672 - 1812||1676 - 1812||1672 - 1812|
|Deposited at the National Library of Wales||Microfilmed copies|
|1676 - 1863||1813 - 1863|
|1813 - 1863||1813 - 1836|
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Clocaenog are in the format :
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
Clocaenog Forest - on wikipedia
Clocaenog Forest - on hiraethog
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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