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Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr

"A parish in the Union of Corwen, partly in the hundred of Edeyrnion, county of Merioneth, and partly in that of Isaled, county of Denbigh, 10 miles (NW by W) from Corwen; containing 428 inhabitants. ..... The village, consisting of only four houses, is situated on the small river Alwen, a rapid stream issuing from Llyn Alwen, in the mountains, about five miles north-west of the village, and forming, for the greater part of its course, the north-eastern boundary of the parish. ..... There are some excellent meadows on the banks of the Alwen, affording pasturage to some herds of black cattle peculiar to this part of the principality, which are kept chiefly for the dairy; and the mountain lands, covered with fine heath, are depastured by numerous flocks of sheep of the small Welsh breed."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]

The parish comprises the township of Cefn Post (in Merionethshire); and the townships of Maes yr Odyn, Llysan, and Cysilog (or Llysyllog) in Denbighshire.



Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SH 989495.
The church, which is dedicated to St. Michael, was mentioned in the Norwich Taxation of 1254. It was partly rebuilt in 1853; and was "sympathetically" restored in 1901 / 1902.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

Church of St Michael - on CPAT

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 11, North Wales. Ed. by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones, UWP,   1981. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.

Parish statistics


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 Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr :

Name of Chapel Denomination Number of "adherents"
Not named Calvinistic Methodists 186
Gro Calvinistic Methodists 222
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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1662 - 1991 1663 - 1960 1662 - 1991
Baptisms Marriages Burials
1662 - 1812 1663 - 1812 1662 - 1812

Bishop's Transcripts

Deposited at the National Library of Wales Microfilmed copies
1663 - 1843 1663 - 1843


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Civil Registration

When Civil Registration was introduced (on 1 July 1837), the parish of Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr was assigned to the No. 1 ("Gwyddelwern") sub-district of the Corwen Registration District; which was co-extensive with the Corwen poor law Union.

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr are in the format :

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

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Description and Travel

Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr - on Vision of Britain


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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