"A parish in the Union of Ruthin, partly in the hundred of Isaled, but chiefly in that of Ruthin, county of Denbigh; 3 miles (NNW) from Ruthin, containing 784 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the river Clwyd, and is intersected by the turnpike road leading from Ruthin to Denbigh, extends nearly eight miles in length, and one mile and a half in mean breadth. ..... The surrounding scenery is pleasingly diversified, and the views from the higher grounds, extending over the adjacent country, embrace some interesting features."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]
The ancient parish of Llanynys consisted of the townships of Bachymbyd (
or Machymbyd), Bontuchel, Bryncaredig, Ffiddoedd, Maesmaencymro, Rhydonnen, Trefechan, Trefor (
or Cefn Trefor), Treganol (
or Fachlwyd), Tre'r Parc, and Ysgeibion (
It was the mother parish of Cyffylliog until 26 January 1874, when the townships of Bontuchel, Trefor, Treganol, Ffiddoedd and Tre'r Parc were transferred from Llanynys to the new parish of Cyffylliog. However, to all intents and purposes, Cyffylliog had already functioned as a separate parish for many years.
The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.
St Saeran - on CPAT
St Saeran - on medieval-wales
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 "Llanynys Rural" :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|1626 - 1891||1626 - 1971||1626 - 1903|
|1626 - 1812||1626 - 1812||1626 - 1812|
|Deposited at the National Library of Wales||Microfilmed copies|
|1686 - 1866||1813 - 1866|
|1813 - 1867||1813 - 1837|
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Llanynys are in the format :
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
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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