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"A parish in the Union and hundred of Ruthin, county of Denbigh; 2 miles (S by W) from Ruthin, containing 234 inhabitants. ..... The land, the extent of which is about 1400 acres, consists chiefly of arable, pasture, and woodland, the portion under tillage being by far the largest, and in a state of high cultivation, producing excellent wheat, barley, oats, potatoes and turnips. The scenery is particularly picturesque and beautiful; the surface is boldly undulated, and ornamented in various parts with oak, ash, and poplar trees, and enlivened with several streams, the principal of which is the Clwyd, traversing the eastern boundary. ..... The village is beautifully situated in a sequestered vale abounding with pleasing scenery."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]

The parish of Efenechtyd was not divided into townships.



Church History

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of Efenechtyd, St Michael   

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 112558.
The church, which is dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels, was mentioned in the Norwich Taxation of 1254.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

St Michael, Efenechtyd  -  on the Denbighshire Churches Survey 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 Efenechtyd :

Name of Chapel Denomination Number of "adherents"
Rhiw Calvinistic Methodists 138
Pwllglas Congregationalists 105
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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1693 - 1983 1693 - 1995 1694 - 1995
Baptisms Marriages Burials
1693 - 1812 1693 - 1811 1694 - 1812

Bishop's Transcripts

Deposited at the National Library of Wales Microfilmed copies
1680 - 1864 1813 - 1864


Baptisms Marriages
1813 - 1836
1856 - 1864
1813 - 1836
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Civil Registration

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

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

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

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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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