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The new parish of Rhosymedre was formed by an Order in Council on 24 May 1844, from the township of Coed Cristionydd and part of the township of Cristionydd Cynrig, which until then had been in the parish of Ruabon.
On 28 October 1879, a portion of the parish of Rhosymedre was transferred to the new parish of Penycae.


Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 283427.
The new church, which is dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, was consecrated on 6 July 1837.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

A district church (or chapel of ease) to Rhosymedre was opened at Acrefair in 1894.

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 Cefn Mawr :

Name of Chapel Denomination Number of "adherents"
Cefn Bychan Baptists 150
Cefn Mawr Mission Baptists (English language) 150
Ebenezer Baptists (English language) 250
Seion Baptists 950
Tabernacl Baptists 450
Bethel (Acrefair) Calvinistic Methodists 300
Hyfrydle Calvinistic Methodists 120
Penybryn Calvinistic Methodists 52
Saron Calvinistic Methodists 120
Trinity (Acrefair) Calvinistic Methodists (English language) 356
Not named Congregationalists (English language) 360
Bethel, Rhosymedre Congregationalists 120
Acrefair Wesleyans (English language) 110
Cefn Bychan Wesleyans (English language) 200
Gorphwysfa Wesleyans 350
Salem Wesleyans 100
Not named United Methodist Free Church (English language) 60
Rhosymedre Primitive Methodists (English language) 300
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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1837 - 1992 1844 - 1988 1839 - 1974

Bishop's Transcripts

Deposited at the National Library of Wales Microfilmed copies
1851 None


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Civil Registration

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

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Rhosymedre are in the format :

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

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Description and Travel

Rhosymedre - on wikipedia


View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

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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