"A parish in the Union of Corwen, hundred of Isaled, county of Denbigh, 6 miles (W) from Corwen, containing 1011 inhabitants. ..... This parish, which is of great extent, is situated in a dreary moorland district, near the extremity of the county, bordering on Merionethshire. ..... The female inhabitants are principally employed in the spinning of woollen yarn; the males are occupied in attendance upon their herds and flocks, great numbers of which are purchased by the English drovers, and fattened for the London market."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]
The parish comprises the townships of Llan (or Tre'rllan), Moelfre, Penyfed, Rhosymaenbrych, Disgarth, Llys Dinmael, Cefn Cymer and Ystradelog (or Nanthalog).
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 Llangwm :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|1738 - 1977||1738 - 1965||1738 - 1974|
|1738 - 1812||1738 - 1812||1738 - 1812|
|Deposited at the National Library of Wales||Microfilmed copies|
|1665 - 1841||1669 - 1841|
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Llangwm are in the format :
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
Llangwm - on a Vision of Britain
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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