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The ecclesiastical parish of Trefnant was created, by an order in Council, on 21 January 1855, out of part of the ancient parish of Henllan. It consists of the townships of Llewenni Isaf, Llewenni Uchaf, Banister Isaf and Banister Uchaf.
In 1975, a small portion of the south of the parish went to the parish of Denbigh.


Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 050705.
The foundation stone of the church was laid on 25 July 1853; and the church, dedicated in the name of the Holy Trinity, was consecrated on 16 August 1855. Various additions were made in 1905.

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 Trefnant :

Name of Chapel Denomination Number of "adherents"
Not named Calvinistic Methodists 235
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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1855 - 1920 1855 - 1975 None

Bishop's Transcripts


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Civil Registration

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

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

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

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Description and Travel

Trefnant - on wikipedia

Trefant photographs - on


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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