"A parish in the Union and hundred of Ruthin, county of Denbigh, 2 miles (S) from Ruthin, on the road to Wrexham and Llangollen; containing 1254 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the banks of the river Clwyd, at the upper extremity of the spacious vale to which that stream gives its name; and abounds with interesting and beautifully varied scenery. ..... The substratum of the parish is limestone, of which great quantities are procured for building, and also for burning into lime: the quarries and limekilns afford employment to a considerable portion of the population."
[A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]
The ancient parish of Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd comprised the townships of Eyarth, Garthgynan, Derwen-Llanerch, and Faenol.
See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of Llanfair St Cynfarch and St Mary ChurchOrdnance Survey reference SJ 134555.
The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.
Church of St Cynfarch and St Mary - on CPAT
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 Civil parish of Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|Graig Adwy Wynt||Calvinistic Methodists||81|
|1680 - 1979||1691 - 1971||1680 - 1962|
|1680 - 1812||1691 - 1812||1680 - 1812|
|Deposited at the National Library of Wales||Microfilmed copies|
|1683 - 1864||1813 - 1864|
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd are in the format :
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd - on wikipedia
Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd - on Vision of Britain
Last Updated 9 Jan 2013 - Gareth Hicks
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