"A parish in the Union and hundred of Ruthin, county of Denbigh, 4 miles (N by E) from Ruthin, containing 503 inhabitants. This parish ..... is situated in the rich and fertile Vale of Clwyd, and is sheltered by the fine range of mountains which bounds it on the east. ..... The highest, called Moel Vamma (sic), is surmounted by a column erected to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the accession of George III: on the side towards the county of Flint it exhibits a remarkable volcanic appearance."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]
The ancient parish of Llangynhafal comprised the townships of Trerhos, Treglas, Trehendre'rwydd, and Trenantynef.
See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St. CynhafalOrdnance Survey reference SJ 133634.
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 place of worship in the Civilparish of Llangynhafal :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|1704 - 1938||1704 - 1936||1704 - 1940|
|1676 - 1812||1677 - 1812||1676 - 1812|
|Deposited at the National Library of Wales||Microfilmed copies|
|1676 - 1873||1813 - 1873|
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Llangynhafal are in the format :
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
Llangynhafal - on The Cistercian Way
Llangynhafal - on 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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