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The new parish of Rhosddu was formed by an Order in Council in 1886, containing the townships of Acton, Bieston and Gourton (from the parish of Wrexham), the township of Borras Riffri (from the parish of Gresford), and the township of Stansty (from the parish of Gwersyllt).
In 1888, small parts of the townships of Broughton and Gwersyllt, from the parish of Gwersyllt, were added to it.
In 1972, Rhosddu reverted to the parish of Wrexham.
Ordnance Survey reference SJ 332511.
The foundation stone of the new church, which is dedicated to St. James, was laid on 30 September 1874.
It was opened for worship in January 1876, although it was not consecrated until 27 April 1886.
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 Stansty :
|Name of Chapel ||Denomination ||Number of "adherents" |
|Ebenezer, Rhosddu ||Calvinistic Methodists ||310 |
|Park Street, Rhosddu ||Calvinistic Methodists (English language) ||425 |
|Colliery Road, Rhosddu ||Primitive Methodists (English language) ||160 |
- The following Parish Registers have been deposited at the Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin.
They may be viewed on microfilm at the Denbighshire and Flintshire Record Offices, at the A.N. Palmer Library, Wrexham, and at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
These microfilms are not available elsewhere.
|Baptisms ||Marriages ||Burials |
|1886 - 1975 ||1887 - 1990 ||None |
- There are no Bishop's Transcripts for St. James, Rhosddu.
- There are no official I.G.I. entries for St. James, Rhosddu.
Having been formed chiefly from townships of the ancient parish of Wrexham, the parish of Rhosddu was assigned to the Wrexham Registration District
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Rhosddu are in the format :
- Years 1837 - 1851: Wrexham XXVII. nnn
- Years 1851 - 1930: Wrexham 11b. nnn
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
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in which Rhos-ddu has been placed at times in the past.
Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ332511 (Lat/Lon: 53.052949, -2.998059), Rhos-ddu which are provided by:
- In 1831- this was not a separate parish.
- In 1901- the population was 4236.
[ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]
- Archdeacon Thomas gives the area of the parish as 3300 acres.
[ The History of the Diocese of St. Asaph , 1908-1913, Ven. D.R. Thomas]