"A parish in the Union of Corwen, hundred of Chirk, county of Denbigh; 3 miles (SSW) from Llangollen, containing 543 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the river Ceiriog; the village occupies a low and very retired situation, entirely encompassed by lofty mountains. It contains slate of excellent quality and in abundance, in procuring which some extensive quarries are now being worked with much profit to the proprietors. ..... The manufacture of flannel is carried on to a considerable extent; and on the stream of the Ceiriog are two fulling mills, to which extensive bleaching-grounds are attached."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]
The parish was at one time a Chapelry of Llangollen. It comprises the townships of Llafar Ucha, Llafar Isa, Nantir Ucha and Nantir Isa.
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 Llansanffraid Glyn Ceiriog :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|Capel Pandy, Glyn||Baptists||114|
|Saron, Nantyr||Calvinistic Methodists||50|
|Soar, Glyn||Calvinistic Methodists||192|
|1768 - 1898||1754 - 1970||1768 - 1891|
|1768 - 1814||1754 - 1814||1768 - 1814|
|Deposited at the National Library of Wales||Microfilmed copies|
|1662 - 1851||1662 - 1847|
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Llansanffraid Glyn Ceiriog are in the format :
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
Llansanffraid Glyn Ceiriog - on wikipedia
The Chirk and Ceiriog Valley Partnership
Glyn Valley Tramway
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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