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"A township in the parish of Gresford, Union of Wrexham, hundred of Bromfield, county of Denbigh; 2½ miles (NNW) from Wrexham; on the road to Mold, containing 834 inhabitants. This township, which is sometimes regarded as divided into Lower and Upper Gwersyllt, is pleasantly situated on elevated ground, commanding in some parts a fine view of the Vale Royal of Cheshire. Here are coal mines in active operation, also two mills for the drawing of wire. ..... Wat's Dyke, an ancient boundary between England and Wales, is distinctly visible in this township."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]
The new parish of Gwersyllt was formed by an Order in Council in November 1851, from parts of the townships of Gwersyllt (formerly in Gresford), and Stansty (formerly in Wrexham).
- The story of Gwersyllt Congregational Church. Evangelical Magazine of Wales. Vol. 30, no. 1 (Feb./Mar. 1991), p. 11
Ordnance Survey reference SJ 316535.
The foundation stone of the new Church was laid on 13 July 1850, and the Church was consecrated in the name of the Holy Trinity on 25 July 1851.
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 Gwersyllt :
|Name of Chapel ||Denomination ||Number of "adherents" |
|Not named ||Calvinistic Methodists (English language) ||110 |
|Mount Zion (Summer Hill) ||Calvinistic Methodists (English language) ||500 |
|Rhosrobin ||Calvinistic Methodists ||133 |
|Not named ||Congregationalists (English language) ||212 |
|Bethel ||Congregationalists ||110 |
|Olivet, Rhosrobin ||Congregationalists (English language) ||100 |
|Disgwylfa ||Wesleyans ||157 |
|Llay Hall, Cefn y Bedd ||Wesleyans ||75 |
|Ffrwd ||Primitive Methodists (English language) ||120 |
|Moss ||Primitive Methodists (English language) ||150 |
- 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, at the A.N. Palmer Library, Wrexham, and at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
These microfilms are not available elsewhere.
|Baptisms ||Marriages ||Burials |
|1851 - 1934 ||1851 - 1931 ||1851 - 1924 |
- No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited for Holy Trinity, Gwersyllt.
- There are no official I.G.I. entries for Holy Trinity, Gwersyllt.
The new parish of Gwersyllt was assigned to the Wrexham Registration District
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Gwersyllt are in the format :
- Years 1837 - 1851: Wrexham XXVII. nnn
- Years 1851 - 1930: Wrexham 11b. nnn
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
You can see pictures of Gwersyllt which are provided by:
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ319533 (Lat/Lon: 53.072558, -3.017917), Gwersyllt which are provided by:
- In 1831- this was not a separate parish.
- In 1901- the population was 3718.
[ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]
- Archdeacon Thomas gives the area of the parish as 4159 acres.
[ The History of the Diocese of St. Asaph , 1908-1913, Ven. D.R. Thomas]