"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.
See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of Efenechtyd, St MichaelOrdnance Survey reference SJ 112558.
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"|
|1693 - 1983||1693 - 1995||1694 - 1995|
|1693 - 1812||1693 - 1811||1694 - 1812|
|Deposited at the National Library of Wales||Microfilmed copies|
|1680 - 1864||1813 - 1864|
|1813 - 1836
1856 - 1864
|1813 - 1836|
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)
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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