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The new parish of Rhydymwyn was created by an Order in Council, dated 31 March 1865. It comprised parts of the townships of Gwysaney and Gwernaffield, formerly in the parish of Mold; parts of the townships of Cefn and Glust (or Llysdianhunedd), and the whole of the township of Dolfechlas, formerly in the parish of Cilcain; and part of the township of Caerfallwch, formerly in the parish of Northop. Archdeacon Thomas (1911) states that it also included part of the township of Lygan y Llan, formerly in the parish of Halkyn, but from a study of the township boundaries, that seems to be unlikely.
- Barber, Colin. The Valley Works at Rhydymwyn Flintshire Historical Society journal, Vol. 38, (2010), p. 207-217.
- Groom, David. Rhydymwyn Valley Natur Cymru, Rhif / No. 16 (Hydref / Autumn 2005), 8-11.
- Hughes, Albert. Old Rhydymwyn, 1902-1920 Ystrad Alun: journal of the Mold Civic Society = cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes yr Wyddgrug, [First Issue] (Summer 2000), p. 58-61
- Jones, Tim. The role of Rhydymwyn, Clwyd, in nuclear warfare Clwyd Historian = Hanes Bro Clwyd. No. 36 (Spring 1996), p. 2-10
- Jones, Tim. The role of Rhydymwyn in chemical warfare Clwyd Historian = Hanes Bro Clwyd. No. 35 (Autumn 1995), p. 17-26
- Nature trail : devised by the pupils of Ysgol y Ddol, Rhydymwyn... [Rhydymwyn] : [Ysgol y Ddol], [197?]
Ordnance Survey reference SJ 205669.
The foundation stone of the new parish church, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, was laid on 1 August 1861, and the church was consecrated on 17 September 1864.
The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.
- The following Parish Registers have been deposited at Flintshire Record Office, Hawarden. They may be viewed on microfilm at the Flintshire Record Office, the Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin, and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. These microfilms are not available elsewhere.
|1864 - 1978||1866 - 1970||1863 - 1977|
- No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited.
- There are no official I.G.I. entries for St. John's, Rhydymwyn.
The new parish of Rhydymwyn 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 Rhydymwyn are found under:
- Years 1837 - 1851: Holywell XXVII. nnn
- Years 1852 - 1946: Holywell 11b. nnn
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
You can see pictures of Rhydymwyn which are provided by:
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in which Rhydymwyn has been placed at times in the past.
Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ209665 (Lat/Lon: 53.189672, -3.185327), Rhydymwyn which are provided by:
- In 1831- Rhydymwyn was not a separate parish.
- In 1901- the population was 584.
[ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]
Archdeacon Thomas (1911) gives the area of the parish as 2274 acres.