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"A parish in the Union of St. Asaph, hundred of Isaled, county of Denbigh, 7 miles (NW by N) from Denbigh; containing 1196 inhabitants. It is pleasantly situated in the north-western part of the county, and near the river Elwy, which, after traversing the parish in a north and east direction for a considerable distance, falls into the river Clwyd; ..... comprising 10,500 acres, of which 4000 are woodland, 500 common and the remainder nearly equally divided between arable and pasture."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]

The ancient parish comprised the ten townships of Llechryd, Berain, Talybryn, Myfoniog, Bodysgaw, Dinascadfel, Penporchell, Carwedfynydd, Tycelyn, and Tiryrabad.



Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SH 982706.
The church was founded by Nefydd in the fifth century, and was mentioned in the Lincoln Taxation of 1291. It was restored early in the twentieth century. It is now dedicated to St. Nefydd and to St. Mary the Virgin.

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 Llannefydd :

Name of Chapel Denomination Number of "adherents"
Bontnewydd Baptists 69
Bryndeunydd Baptists 85
Peniel, Pentre Isaf Baptists 121
Capel y Llan Calvinistic Methodists 104
Cefn Berain Calvinistic Methodists 126
Ffynnonau Calvinistic Methodists 155
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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1813 - 1989 1754 - 1964 1813 - 1861
Baptisms Marriages Burials
1665 - 1812 1666 - 1812 1665 - 1812

Bishop's Transcripts

Deposited at the National Library of Wales Microfilmed copies
1665 - 1836 1665 - 1836


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Civil Registration

When Civil Registration was introduced (on 1 July 1837), the parish of Llannefydd was assigned to the No. 3 ("Denbigh") sub-district of the St. Asaph Registration District; which was co-extensive with the St. Asaph poor law Union.

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Llannefydd are in the format :

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

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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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