" A parish in the Union and hundred of Ruthin, county of Denbigh. ..... It is situated in the southern portion of the county, and is intersected by several small streams, which, rising in the circumjacent hills, unite within the parish, and, flowing in a north-easterly direction, fall into the river Clwyd. It comprises a moderate extent of arable and pasture land in a good state of cultivation."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]
Cyffylliog was a chapel of ease to Llanynys until 26 January 1874, when it was established as a separate parish, comprising the townships of Bontuchel, Trefor (or Cefntrefor), Treganol (or Fachlwyd), Ffiddoedd and Tre'r Parc; which until then had been in the parish of Llanynys.
To all intents and purposes, Cyffylliog had already functioned as a separate parish for many years.
In 1878, a further 2007 acres were added to Cyffylliog from the parish of Llanrhaeadr yng Nghinmeirch.
See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of Cyffylliog, Capel SalemOrdnance Survey reference SJ 059578.
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 Cyffylliog :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|1617 - 1851||1617 - 1967||1617 - 1953|
|1617 - 1812||1617 - 1812||1617 - 1812|
|Deposited at the National Library of Wales||Microfilmed copies|
|1663 - 1861||1663 - 1861|
|1796 - 1800
1813 - 1861
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Cyffylliog are in the format :
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
Cyffylliog photographs - on the geograph.org.uk site
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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