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Towyn

The new parish of Towyn was created by an Order in Council on 22 September 1873. It comprises the whole of the township of Towyn, part of the township of Cegidog Isaf, which until then had been in the parish of St. George, and parts of the townships of Bodoryn and Bodtegwal, which had until then been in the parish of Abergele

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Church History

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of Towyn St Mary Church.

Ordnance Survey reference SH 973794.
The church, which is dedicated to St. Mary, was consecrated on 17 June 1873.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

Nonconformist Churches

Nonconformist places of worship for Towyn were included in the "Welsh Church Commission - County of Denbigh - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905" under the Civil parish of Abergele. Details will be found on the parish page for Abergele

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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, and at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
    These microfilms are not available elsewhere.
Baptisms Marriages Burials
1873 - 1965 1877 - 1966 None

Bishop's Transcripts

  • No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited for St. Mary's, Towyn.

I.G.I.

  • There are no official I.G.I. entries for St. Mary's, Towyn.
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Civil Registration

The new parish of Towyn was assigned to the St. Asaph Registration District.

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

  • Years 1837 - 1851: St. Asaph XXVII. nnn
  • Years 1851 - 1930: St. Asaph 11b. nnn

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

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Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Towyn which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Towyn to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Towyn has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Population

  • In 1831- this was not a separate parish.
  • In 1901- the population was 355.
    [ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]
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Statistics

  • Archdeacon Thomas gives the area of the parish as 2500 acres.
    [ The History of the Diocese of St. Asaph , 1908-1913, Ven. D.R. Thomas]