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Gwernaffield / Waun

The new parish of Gwernaffield was gazetted on 13 December 1844, having been created from the townships of Gwernaffield and Hendrebiffa - both of which had been in the parish of Mold until that time.
Part of the township of Gwernaffield was subsequently transferred to the new parish of Rhydymwyn in 1865.

For a map link to this place - see under Maps on Mold

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Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 207645.
The church, Holy Trinity, at Gwernaffield was consecrated in 1838, as a chapel of ease to the Parish Church of Mold.
In 1860, the church was severely damaged by arsonists, who also stole 13-11-9 (thirteen pounds, eleven shillings and ninepence) from the premises.
The building was eventually demolished in 1871, so that a new church could be built on the site - this was consecrated on 22 August 1872.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1838 - 1988 1839 - 1988 -

Bishop's Transcripts

Deposited at the National Library of Wales Microfilmed copies
1838 - 1851 1838 - 1851

I.G.I.

Type of Record Years Covered I.G.I. Batch Number
Baptisms 1839 - 1851 C056601
Marriages None -
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Civil Registration

The new parish of Gwernaffield was assigned to the No. 4 ("Mold") sub-district of the Holywell Registration District, which was co-extensive with the Holywell poor law Union.

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Gwernaffield are found under:

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

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Population

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Statistics

Archdeacon Thomas (1911) gives the area of the parish as 1689 acres.
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