The new parish of Rossett was formed by an Order in Council on 30 June 1840, from the townships of Allington (Trefalyn), Burton, and Marford & Hoseley, which until then had been in the parish of Gresford. At that time, the area of the parish was 6780 acres.
In November 1851, part of the township of Gwersyllt was transferred from Rossett to the new parish of Gwersyllt.
For a map link to Rossett village - see Maps under Gresford
Ordnance Survey reference SJ 365572.
There is believed to have been a chapel of ease in Rossett by the early seventeenth century.
The new parish church was built in 1841, and was consecrated as Christ Church. It was apparently of somewhat eccentric design, both inside and outside - Archdeacon Thomas describes its alleged defects in considerable detail.
The foundation stone of a completely new building was laid on 1 May 1891, after the Vicar (Rev. Vowler Wickham) had spent many years in attempting to have something done. He died just before the church was due to be consecrated; and he was buried in the churchyard on the day of the consecration - All Saint's Day, 1892.
The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.
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 Rossett ( orAllington) :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|Not named||Calvinistic Methodists (English language)||300|
|Congregationalists (English language)||90|
|Not named||Primitive Methodists (English language)||70|
|1840 - 1944||1841 - 1939||1841 - 1916|
|Deposited at the National Library of Wales||Microfilmed copies|
|1847 - 1857||1847 - 1857|
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Rossett are in the format :
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
Rossett - on wikipedia
Rossett photographs - on geograph.org.uk
Last Updated 9 Jan 2013 - Gareth Hicks
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