"A parish in the Union of Llanrwst, partly in the hundred of Isaled, and partly in that of Isdulas, county of Denbigh, 8 miles (W by N) from Denbigh, containing 1036 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the banks of the river Elwy, and comprises a large portion of one of the most rugged and mountainous parts of the county. ..... Several attempts to procure lead and copper-ore have been made, but the quantity found has been considered insufficient to afford an adequate remuneration to the adventurers."
[A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]
The ancient parish of Llangernyw originally comprised the nine townships of Bodrach, Nannerth, Pantymanus, Pentrewern, Rhanhir, Hafodunos, Dwyafon, Branar, Marchaled and Bodgynwch, with a total area of 7200 acres. In 1867, the first three, and parts of the next three, with an area of 3100 acres, went to create the new parish of Llanddewi.
- A chronicle of life and events in Llangernyw 1935-1987 Llangernyw W. I. Llangernyw : Llangernyw W.I., 1987.
- Chilton, Nia. Casgliad o enwau offer ffermio ardal Llangernyw Fferm a Thyddyn. Rhif 16 (Calan Gaeaf 1995), p. 40-42
- Cox, Andrew. Henry Robertson Sandbach and 'community' in mid nineteenth century Llangernyw Trafodion (Denbighshire Historical Society), 47 (1998), p. 15-33.
- Cyfansoddiadau buddugol Eisteddfod Blaenau Llangernyw, yr hon a gynhaliwyd Mehefin 26ain, 1856. Dinbych [Denbigh] : Argraphedig gan J. Williams dros y pwyllgor, 1856.
- Eglwys Bethabara, Llangernyw Llangernyw : Eglwys Bethabara, 1986.
- Evans, Emrys. Taith i ardal Llangernyw, 5 Hydref, 1985 Naturiaethwr. 15 (Ionawr 1986), p. 6-7
- Hughes, R. Hanes crefydd yn Cefn Coch, Pandy Tudur, Llangernyw a'r Garnedd Conwy : argraffwyd gan R.E. Jones a'i frodyr , .
- Jones, E J. Hanes Methodistiaeth yn Nosbarth Llangernyw Dinbych : Argraffwyd gan Gee a'i Fab, Cyf., 1926.
- Llangernyw, Llanrwst a Chymru : Llanrwst : Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2005.
- Roberts, Mary Ellen. Atgofion bore oes yn Llangernyw Casglwr, Rhif 86 (Gwanwyn 2006), p. 17, 21
- Roberts, Robert; cyfieithwyd gan Gwilym Edwards. Y Blygain yn Eglwys Llangernyw tua 1850 Casglwr, Rhif 100 (Nadolig 2010), p. 17
Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St Digian Llangernyw
Ordnance Survey reference SH 875674.
The church, which is dedicated to St. Digain, is believed to date from the thirteenth century. Considerable restoration work took place in 1849, and again in 1881.
The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.
"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 Llangernyw :
|Name of Chapel
||Number of "adherents"
- The following Parish Registers have been deposited at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
They may be viewed on microfilm at the Denbighshire and Flintshire Record Offices, and at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
These microfilms are not available elsewhere.
|1570 - 1896
||1570 - 1897
||1570 - 1897
- Clwyd FHS has published full transcriptions of the registers (complete with indexes) for the following years :
|1569 - 1812
||1570 - 1812
||1570 - 1812
- Bishop's Transcripts for the years shown below have been deposited in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Around the year 1951, most of the Bishop's Transcripts which had been deposited at that time were microfilmed by the LDS; and the films are available on request at Family History Centres of the LDS.
The films may also be viewed at the Denbighshire and Flintshire Record Offices, and at the National Library of Wales.
In general, the Bishop's Transcripts are less complete than the parish registers.
|Deposited at the National Library of Wales
|1667 - 1842
||1672 - 1842
There are no official I.G.I. entries for St. Digain, Llangernyw.
When Civil Registration was introduced (on 1 July 1837), the parish of Llangernyw was assigned to the No. 1 ("Llanrwst") sub-district of the Llanrwst Registration District;
which was co-extensive with the Llanrwst poor law Union.
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Llangernyw are in the format :
- Years 1837 - 1851: Llanrwst XXVII.nnn
- Years 1851 - 1930: Llanrwst 11b.nnn
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
Llangernyw Yew - on wikipedia
View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries
- In 1831- the population was 1036.
- In 1901- the population was 398.
[Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]
Nash, Roy. Family
and Economic Structure in C19th Wales : Llangernyw and Gwytherin in 1871
(NLW's site) Welsh History Review 11
- Archdeacon Thomas gives the area of the parish as 4100 acres.
[ The History of the Diocese of St. Asaph , 1908-1913, Ven. D.R. Thomas]
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