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"Colwyn district, originally assigned in 1844 and re-arranged in 1872, consists of the townships of Eirias, Colwyn, and Cilgwyn, out of the parish of Llandrillo; a portion of Llanelian, and the hamlets of Graig out of the parish of Llysfaen. These limits remain intact, with the exception of the township of Cilgwyn, which has been transferred to form part of the new parish of Brynmaen."
[From Colwyn Bay Weekly News and Visitors Chronicle, 20 October 1899]
- Edwards, J. Berwyn. The Cloughs of Old Colwyn Country Quest 30/5 (1989), p. 36-7
- Slattery, Patrick. Around Old Colwyn Stroud : Tempus, 2007.
For details of these churches see Churches in Colwyn
Nonconformist Churches Nonconformist places of worship for Colwyn were included in the "Welsh Church Commission - County of Denbigh - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905"under the Civilparish of Colwyn Bay. Details will be found on the parish page for Colwyn Bay.
- The following Parish Registers have been deposited at the Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin.
They may be viewed on microfilm at the Denbighshire and Flintshire Record Offices, and at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
These microfilms are not available elsewhere.
- No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited for the parish of Colwyn.
- There are no official I.G.I. entries for Colwyn.
The new parish of Colwyn was assigned to the Conwy Registration District.
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Colwyn are in the format :
- Years 1837 - 1851: Conwy XXVII. nnn
- Years 1851 - 1930: Conwy 11b. nnn
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
You can see pictures of Colwyn which are provided by:
You can see the administrative areas
in which Colwyn has been placed at times in the past.
Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SH866783 (Lat/Lon: 53.289484, -3.702677), Colwyn which are provided by:
- In 1831- this was not a separate parish.
- In 1901- the population was 2210.
[ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]
- Archdeacon Thomas gives the area of the parish as 650 acres.
[ The History of the Diocese of St. Asaph , 1908-1913, Ven. D.R. Thomas]