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Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd

"A parish in the Union and hundred of Ruthin, county of Denbigh; 2 miles (NE) from Ruthin, on the road to Chester, containing 527 inhabitants. This parish is about three miles in length, and two in breadth: its surface is partly hilly and partly flat."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]

The ancient parish comprised the four townships of Llwynedd, Treganol, Trerhiwiau, and Trebod Elgar.


Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 144594.
The old church, which was mentioned in the Norwich Taxation of 1254, was demolished in 1862; and a new church, a few hundred yards away, was opened in 1863. The dedication is to St. Peter.

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 Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd :

Name of Chapel Denomination Number of "adherents"
Llwynedd Calvinistic Methodists 76
Hirwaen Wesleyans 80
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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1650 - 1894 1683 - 1968 1650 - 1888
Baptisms Marriages Burials
1605 - 1812 1654 - 1812 1632 - 1812

Bishop's Transcripts

Deposited at the National Library of Wales Microfilmed copies
1676 - 1860 1813 - 1860


Baptisms Marriages
1813 - 1860 (96% extraction) 1813 - 1836
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Civil Registration

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

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd are in the format :

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

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Description and Travel

Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd - on wikipedia

Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd - on the CPAT site


View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

On Clwyd FHS's site there is a diagram showing parish names/positions with links to pages for the parish church

Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.   Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county

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