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"A township in the parish of Gresford, Union of Wrexham, hundred of Bromfield, county of Denbigh; 2 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).

For a map link to Gwersyllt village - see under Maps on Gresford


Church History

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
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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1851 - 1934 1851 - 1931 1851 - 1924

Bishop's Transcripts


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Civil Registration

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 :

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

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Description and Travel

Gwersyllt - on wikipedia

Gwersyllt photographs - on

Gwersyllt - on Vision of Britain


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