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Tremeirchion (Dymeirchion)

"Tremeirchion is a considerable parish in the Vale of Clwyd, chiefly notable for the splendid Jesuit College (St. Bueno's) which it possesses. The college stands on an elevation, and a little distance from it on the top of a hill is a neat little chapel; a charming view of the country for many miles is obtainable here. Indeed the scenery to be looked upon is of a rich and varied description, and numbers avail themselves of the luxury during the summer months."
[From "Postal Directory of Flintshire", 1886]

Tremeirchion is one of the "ancient" parishes of Flintshire. It comprises the five townships of Bryngwyn Esgob, Maenefa, Llan, Graig and Bachegraig.

In many Civil Registration records, and Census returns, the name appears as "Dymeirchion", or "Dymerchion".



Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 083731.
Some parts of the fabric date from the fourteenth century. There have been additions through the centuries, and there was extensive restoration and rebuilding in 1864.
The present dedication is to Corpus Christi, but the church was at one time dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

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 Tremeirchion :

Name of Chapel Denomination Number of "adherents"
Not named (125) Calvinistic Methodist 125
Rhuallt (80) Calvinistic Methodist 80
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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1599 - 1992 1599 - 1988 1599 - 1966
Baptisms Marriages Burials
1599 - 1812 1599 - 1812 1599 - 1812

Bishop's Transcripts

Deposited at the National Library of Wales Microfilmed copies
1665 - 1835 1665 - 1835


Type of Record Years Covered I.G.I. Batch Number
Baptisms 1813 - 1835 C056561
Marriages None -
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Civil Registration

When Civil Registration was introduced (on 1 July 1837), the parish of Tremeirchion was assigned to the No. 1 ("St. Asaph") sub-district of the St. Asaph Registration District, which was co-extensive with the St. Asaph poor law Union.

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

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

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Description and Travel

Tremeirchion - on wikipedia

Tremeirchion photographs - on

Tremeirchion Cwm Waen community site


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 4031 acres.
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