"A hamlet in the parish of Llanarmon, Union of Ruthin, hundred of Yale, county of Denbigh; 4½ miles (E) from Ruthin; containing 681 inhabitants. ..... It is bounded on the western side by the lofty Clwydian mountains, which separate it from the Vale of Clwyd, and on the eastern by a range of hills, nearly equal in height, separating from Flintshire."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]
The new parish of Eryrys was formed by an Order in Council on 11 October 1861, from parts of the townships of Eryrys, Cyfnant, and Gwaunyffynnon, which had until then been in the parish of Llanarmon yn Iâl.
Ordnance Survey reference SJ 204578.
The foundation stone of the new church was laid on 12 September 1862; and it was consecrated on 25 November 1863, the dedication being to St. David.
It was closed during the 1980's, and the ecclesiastical administration of the parish reverted to Llanarmon yn Iâl
The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.
Nonconformist Churches Nonconformist places of worship for Eryrys may have been included in the "Welsh Church Commission - County of Denbigh - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905"under the Civilparish of Llanarmon yn Iâl. Details will be found on the parish page for Llanarmon yn Iâl.
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.
1862 - 1978
1864 - 1970
1865 - 1977
No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited for St. David's, Eryrys.
There are no official I.G.I. entries for St. David's, Eryrys.