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"A parochial chapelry, in the parish of Holt, Union of Wrexham, hundred of Bromfield, county of Denbigh; 5 miles (E) from Wrexham."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]

Until 1827, Isycoed was a sub-chapelry of Holt, which was itself a chapelry of Gresford.
In 1827, Isycoed became a separate parish, with an area of 3530 acres, comprising the townships of Cacca Dutton, Dutton Diffaeth, Dutton y Bran, Ridley, and Sutton. Although the parish of Gresford was (and still is) in the diocese of St. Asaph, Isycoed was in the diocese of Chester until 1849, when it was transferred to St. Asaph.

The parish of Isycoed should not be confused with the Flintshire parish of Bangor Isycoed, which lies a few miles to the south, nor with the Flintshire (Maelor Saesneg) parish of Iscoyd (also known as Whitewell).
They are three quite distinct and separate parishes.

For a map link to Isycoed village - see under Maps on Holt

Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 404501.
There was a church recorded on the site in 1718. This was replaced in 1742; and the present church, which is dedicated to St. Paul, was built in 1829.

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 place of worship in the Civilparish of Dutton Diffaeth (comprising Cacca Dutton, Dutton y Bran, Ridley and Sutton):

Name of Chapel Denomination Number of "adherents"
Bowling Bank Calvinistic Methodists (English language) 180
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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1749 - 1946 1750 - 1970 1750 - 1980
Baptisms Marriages Burials
1749 - 1813 1750 - 1837 1750 - 1813

Bishop's Transcripts

Microfilmed copies of BT's
1813 - 1849


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Civil Registration

When Civil Registration was introduced (on 1 July 1837), the parish of Isycoed was assigned to the No. 2 ("Malpas") sub-district of the Wrexham Registration District; which, initially, was co-extensive with the Wrexham poor law Union.

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Isycoed are in the format :

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

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Description and Travel

Ysycoed - on wikipedia

Ysycoed photographs - on


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