"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).
For a map link to Gwersyllt village - see under Maps on Gresford
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|
|Not named||Congregationalists (English language)||212|
|Olivet, Rhosrobin||Congregationalists (English language)||100|
|Llay Hall, Cefn y Bedd||Wesleyans||75|
|Ffrwd||Primitive Methodists (English language)||120|
|Moss||Primitive Methodists (English language)||150|
|1851 - 1934||1851 - 1931||1851 - 1924|
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)
Gwersyllt - on wikipedia
Gwersyllt photographs - on geograph.org.uk
Gwersyllt - on the Welsh Icons site
Gwersyllt - on Vision of Britain
Last Updated 9 Jan 2013 - Gareth Hicks
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