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"The surface is strikingly undulated, rising into bold and abrupt eminences in various parts; and the lands, which are principally arable, with a proportion of meadow and pasture land, are in a good state of cultivation; the soil is mostly gravelly, and well adapted to the growth of corn."
[From Handbook for the Vale of Clwyd, William Davis, 1856]

Nannerch is one of the "ancient parishes" of Flintshire, comprising the townships of Trellan, Trefechan, Trecwm and Tre Penbedw (the latter was in Denbighshire until the county boundary was moved in 1897).


Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 166696.
The old church, which was dedicated to St. Mary, was demolished in 1852, and a new building was erected on the same site. The new church, which is dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels, was consecrated on 29 September 1853.
"The church was designed by Thomas W. Wyatt, of London, the architect of the neighbouring churches of Brynford and Gorsedd, and that gentleman is deserving of all praise for the skill and ability displayed. The church is a model of taste and propriety for a Welsh village church."
[From Handbook for the Vale of Clwyd, William Davis, 1856]
The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

Nonconformist Churches "Welsh Church Commission - County of Flint - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905"lists the following nonconformist places of worship in the Civilparish of Nannerch :

Name of Chapel Denomination Number of "adherents"
Penyfelin Calvinistic Methodist 140
Waendomarch - Welsh Congregational 30
Bryngoleu - Welsh Wesleyan 36
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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1664 - 1892 1664 - 1970 1664 - 1889
Baptisms Marriages Burials
1664 - 1812 1664 - 1812 1664 - 1812

Bishop's Transcripts

Deposited at the National Library of Wales Microfilmed copies
1667 - 1851 1672 - 1851


Type of Record Years Covered I.G.I. Batch Number
Baptisms 1813 - 1851 C056661
Marriages None -

Nonconformist Records

Name of Chapel Denomination Type of Record Years Covered I.G.I. Batch Number
Pen y Felin Calvinistic Methodist Births and Baptisms 1820 - 1836 C098271
Waundomarch Congregational / Independent Births and Baptisms 1808 - 1837 ?
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Civil Registration

When Civil Registration was introduced (on 1 July 1837), the parish of Nannerch was assigned to the No. 2 ("Holywell") 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 Nannerch are found under:

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

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Description and Travel

Nannerch - on wikipedia

Nannerch Station

Nannerch - on Vision of Britain

Nannerch 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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Archdeacon Thomas (1911) gives the area of the parish as 2900 acres.
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