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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.

For a map link to Rhos-ddu village - see under Maps on Wrexham

Church History

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
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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1886 - 1975 1887 - 1990 None

Bishop's Transcripts


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Civil Registration

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 :

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

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Description and Travel

Rhosddu - on wikipedia

Rhosddu photographs - on


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