"A parish, comprising the divisions of St.George and Meifod, in the hundred of Isdulas, county of Denbigh; 2 miles (SE) from Abergele, on the road to Holyhead, and containing 376 inhabitants. ..... The parish is bounded on the north by the Irish channel, and about three miles from the village is the port of Rhuddlan."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]
The parish is also known as Kegidog, or Cegidog.
The name, St. George, is generally believed to have been derived from Saint Siôr - not to be confused with St. George of England.
The ancient parish comprised the townships of Cegidog Uchaf, Cegidog Isaf, Dinorben, and Meifod.
In 1873, part of the township of Cegidog Isaf went to the new parish of Towyn.
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 place of worship in the Civilparish of St. George :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
The registers date from 1694; however, some authorities believe that older registers, dating back to the fourteenth century, were destroyed in a fire at St. Asaph cathedral.
|1694 - 1941||1696 - 1971||1694 - 1927|
|1694 - 1812||1695 - 1812||1694 - 1812|
|Deposited at the National Library of Wales||Microfilmed copies|
|1663 - 1846||1663 - 1846|
|1681 - 1750
1820 - 1846
|1820 - 1837|
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for St. George are in the format :
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
St George - on Vision of Britain
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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