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"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.
|Baptisms ||Marriages ||Burials |
|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.
The new parish of Eryrys was assigned to the No. 1 ("Llanarmon") sub-district of the Ruthin Registration District
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Eryrys are in the format :
- Years 1837 - 1851: Ruthin XXVII. nnn
- Years 1851 - 1930: Ruthin 11b. nnn
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
You can see pictures of Eryrys which are provided by:
You can see the administrative areas
in which Eryrys 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 SJ204578 (Lat/Lon: 53.111409, -3.190644), Eryrys which are provided by:
- In 1831- this was not a separate parish.
- In 1901- the population was 494.
[ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]