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"A parish in the Union of Ruthin, hundred of Yale, county of Denbigh, 4 miles (SW) from Mold, containing 778 inhabitants. ..... It is situated on the north-eastern confines of the county, bordering upon Flintshire, and is watered by the river Alyn, which ..... flowing northward through this parish, adds much interest and beauty to the surrounding scenery. ..... The parish abounds with mineral treasures, and within its limits are some extensive lead-mines, which have been worked from a very early period."
[A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]

The ancient parish contains the townships of Llys y Cil, Trecolomendy, and Tresgubor.



Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 188605.
The church, which is dedicated to St. Berres, was mentioned in the Lincoln Taxation of 1291. It was largely rebuilt in 1774/1775, with additions in 1843. There were further additions, and a major restoration, in 1892.

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 Civil parish of Llanferres :

Name of Chapel Denomination Number of "adherents"
Maeshafn Calvinistic Methodists 137
Bethania Wesleyans 143
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Church Records

Parish Registers

1586 - 1945 1588 - 1990 1587 - 1997

1587 - 1810 1588 - 1837 1587 - 1810

Bishop's Transcripts

Deposited at the National Library of Wales Microfilmed copies
1666 - 1837 1666 - 1837

Deposited at the Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin Microfilmed copies
1841 - 1842 None


Baptisms Marriages
1814 - 1837 1814 - 1837

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Civil Registration

When Civil Registration was introduced (on 1 July 1837), the parish of Llanferres was assigned to the No. 1 ("Llanarmon") 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 Llanferres are in the format :

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

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Description and Travel

Llanferres - on wikipedia

Llanferres photographs - on

Llanferres - News and Views


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


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