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"This place, which is situated among lofty hills in a rich mineral district, in the south eastern part of the county, abounds with coal and ironstone of superior quality; and within the last few years some very extensive works have been established here, which are carried on with very great success. .... About four hundred and fifty men are constantly employed in the collieries and other works at this place."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, S. Lewis, 1834]
Treuddyn is regarded as being one of the ancient parishes of Flintshire; although, to be strictly accurate, it was a chapelry of the ancient parish of Mold until it officially became a separate parish on 27 May 1844. In practice, Treuddyn had long operated as a separate parish, although it was held jointly with Nercwys until 1832.
In many Civil Registration records, and Census returns, the name appears as "Tryddyn". This was officially changed to "Treuddyn" in 1938.
- Bevan-Evans, M Local government in Treuddyn, 1752-1821 Flintshire Historical Society journal, Vol. 22 1965/6 Welsh Journals Online
- Jones, W Bell Fourteenth century glass in Tryddyn Church Flintshire Historical Society journal, Vol.11 1925 Welsh Journals Online
- Lloyd, Philip (ed) Treuddyn Treuddyn : Pwyllgor Mileniwm Treuddyn Millennium Committee, 2002.
- Roberts, Bethan. Healer of Treuddyn Country Quest 30/3 (1989), p. 34
- Roberts, Elwyn. Hanes Eisteddfod Treuddyn 1863-1999 Treuddyn : Pwyllgor Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Treuddyn, 1999.
In addition to the churchyard at St. Mary's parish church, there is a public cemetery at Ffordd-y-Rhos, Treuddyn. (OS ref. SJ 248581)
The cemetery, which is known locally as "Mynwent y Rhos", was opened about 1953, and is still in use.
The opening time is 8.00 a.m. until sunset.
The cemetery records, from 1953 to date, are held at the Flintshire County offices in Flint.
Researchers who wish to see the cemetery records must make a prior appointment, by contacting :
- Berea Baptist Church, A5104, Baptist (Welsh)
- Treuddyn Methodist Chapel (Jerusalem), Ffordd Y Rhos, Calvnistic Methodist (Welsh)
- Ebeneser (1) Methodist Chapel (Sunday School To Capel Ebenes, Ffordd Y Rhos, Wesleyan Methodist
- Ebeneser (2) Methodist Church, Ffordd Y Rhos, Wesleyan Methodist (Welsh)
- Hermon Welsh Independent Chapel, Blaenau, Other
You can also perform a more selective search for
churches in the Treuddyn area
that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help
identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the
of the churches marked on a map.
Ordnance Survey reference SJ 254581.
The old church had fallen into a dilapidated and insecure condition, and was demolished in 1874. A new building was erected on the same site, and opened on 5 August 1875.
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 Tryddyn (sic):
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|Not named||Calvinistic Methodist||182|
|Not named - Welsh||Congregational||125|
|Bethlehem - Welsh||United Methodist Free Church||80|
|Pisgah||United Methodist Free Church||86|
|Not named - Welsh||Wesleyan||205|
- The following nonconformist registers for the Treuddyn area are held at the Public Record Office, Kew.
They may be viewed on microfilm at LDS Family History Centres; and at the Flintshire Record Office and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
They have not been incorporated into the I.G.I. :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Type of Record||Years Covered|
|Jerusalem / Capel y Rhos||Calvinistic Methodist||Births and Baptisms||1826 - 1837|
- The following nonconformist registers for the Treuddyn area are held at the Flintshire Record Office, Hawarden.
They have not been filmed; and they have not been incorporated into the I.G.I. :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Type of Record||Years Covered|
|Jerusalem / Capel y Rhos||Calvinistic Methodist||Births, Baptisms and Deaths||1926 - 1970|
|Jerusalem / Capel y Rhos||Calvinistic Methodist||Marriages||1930 - 1940|
1971 - 1988
When Civil Registration was introduced (on 1 July 1837), the parish of Treuddyn was assigned to the No. 1 ("Hope") sub-district of the Wrexham Registration District, which was co-extensive with the Wrexham poor law Union.
On 1 August 1871, Treuddyn was transferred to the Hawarden poor law Union (established 1853); and for civil registration purposes, it was assigned to the No. 4 (" Hawarden") sub-district of the Chester Registration District.
On 1 January 1903, the sub-district of Hawarden was upgraded to a Registration District in its own right.
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Treuddyn are found under:
- Years 1837 - 1851: Wrexham XXVII. nnn
- Years 1852 - 1871: Wrexham 11b. nnn
- Years 1871 - 1902: Chester 8a. nnn
- Years 1903 - 1946: Hawarden 11b. nnn
(GRO index references have no relevance at the localSuperintendent Registrar's Office)
You can see pictures of Treuddyn which are provided by:
You can see the administrative areas
in which Treuddyn has been placed at times in the past.
Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
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
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ251583 (Lat/Lon: 53.116584, -3.120560), Treuddyn which are provided by:
- In 1831- the population was 829.
- In 1901- the population was 1245.
[ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]
Archdeacon Thomas (1911) gives the area of the parish as 3554 acres.