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The new parish of Rhosllanerchrugog was formed on 3 September 1844, from the township of Morton Above, and part of the township of Dynhinlle Ucha, which until then had been in the parish of Ruabon.


  • Prydderch, Peter.    The Rhosllanerchrugog branch of the Great Western Railway     Welsh railways archive. Vol. 2, no. 9 (November 1997), p. 130-133.
  • Rhaglen swyddogol Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Rhosllanerchrugog, a gynhelir mewn pabell eang ar barc Llanechrugog Dydd Llun, Gorphenaf 13eg, 1914           Rhos. : R. Mills & Son, Printers, [1914?]
  • Rhosllanerchrugog, Denbighshire:         Cheltenham: Burrow, [1954].
  • Undeb Yr Annibynwyr Cymreig, yr hwn a gynelir yn Rhosllanerchrugog a'r cylch, Gorphenaf 13-16, 1908 :         Merthyr Tydfil : Argraffwyd gan Joseph Williams and Sons, [1908?]
  • Y Diwygiad crefyddol yn Rhosllanerchrugog :         Rhosllanerchrugog : Argraffwyd gan R. Mills a'i Feibion, [1905?]

Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 292460.
The new church, which is dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, was consecrated on 4 October 1853.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

Rhosllanerchrugog chapels - on Capeli

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 Rhosllanerchrugog :

Name of ChapelDenominationNumber of "adherents"
Bethania, Church StreetBaptists279
Calfaria, Duke Street, PonciauBS (sic)100
Dysgyblion CristBaptistsNot stated
Mount Pleasant, PonciauBaptists (English language)200
Noddfa, JohnstownBaptists64
Penuel, High StreetBaptists1021
Zion, Bank Street, PonciauBaptists650
Soar, Aberderfyn, PonciauBaptists80
Tabernacl, Chapel Street, PonciauBS (sic)250
Bethel, PonciauCalvinistic Methodists355
Capel Mawr and PentrefelinCalvinistic Methodists1200
Hill StreetCalvinistic Methodists (English language)480
Moriah, New StreetCalvinistic Methodists200
Siloh, JohnstownCalvinistic Methodists191
Christ Church, JohstownCongregationalists (English language)230
Mynydd Seion, PonciauCongregationalists487
Salem, Bank StreetCongregationalists270
Not namedWesleyans150
Not namedPrimitive Methodists (English language)230

Church Records

Parish Registers

  • 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.
1853 - 19061854 - 19301853 - 1920

Bishop's Transcripts

  • There are no Bishop's Transcripts for St. John's, Rhosllanerchrugog.


  • There are no official I.G.I. entries for St. John's, Rhosllanerchrugog.

Civil Registration

The new parish of Rhosllanerchrugog was assigned to the Wrexham Registration District.

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Rhosllanerchrugog 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)

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Rhosllanerchrugog which are provided by:

Rhosllanerchrugog - on wikipedia

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Rhosllanerchrugog 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 SJ291467 (Lat/Lon: 53.012874, -3.058248), Rhosllanerchrugog which are provided by:


  • In 1831- this was not a separate parish.
  • In 1901- the population was 9208.
    [ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]


Archdeacon Thomas gives the area of the parish as about 2000 acres.
[ The History of the Diocese of St. Asaph , 1908-1913, Ven. D.R. Thomas]