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"LLANFIHANGEL-GLYN-Y-MYFYR, a parish, partly in the hundred of Isaled, county Denbigh, and partly in that of Edernion, county Merioneth, 6 miles N.W. of Corwen, its post town, 2 from Cerrig, and 12 S. of Denbigh. It is situated on the river Allwen, and includes the townships of Cefnnpost, Gysulog, Llysan, and Maesyr-Odyn. The country is hilly and mostly devoted to pasture. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of St. Asaph, value £215, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The Calvinistic Methodists have a chapel. There are small charities of about £1 per annum. Jones, the archaeologist, takes the title of his work, "Myvyrian Archæology," from this place. A fair is held on the 16th February." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

The Denbighshire section of Genuki holds the main page for this parish and there is additional information on there


Church History

Eastern Conwy Churches Survey - St Michael, Llanfihangel Glyn y Myfyr

Clwyd FHS site - a photograph of St Michael's Church

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 11, North Wales. Ed. by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones, UWP,   1981. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.

Parish statistics

  • In MER Area 3538 acres; Population 44 males, 40 females, total 84
  • In DEN Area 664 acres; Population 193 males, 211 females, total 404
  • Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr Parish Church     Attendance - morning 28, afternoon 13     "The attendance, owing to the very mountainous nature of this part of Wales, the paucity of Inhabitants, the distance from Church, the Prevelance of Dissent, varies according to the season of the year and the weather, ranging from  25 to 50"     Services in Welsh        William Lewis, Minister
  • Gro Chapel, Calvinistic Methodist             Erected c 1814            Attendance - morning 50, afternoon 115 scholars, evening 87            Robert Jones, Elder, Bryncras, Bettws, nr Corwen
  • Llanfihangel Chapel, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist          Erected 1816, rebuilt 1837              Attendance - morning 57, afternoon 79 scholars, evening 176           Hugh Thomas, Deacon, Pen y Bont, Llanfihangel

Church Records

Joyce Hinde has supplied a list of Parish Registers held at Merioneth Record Office.


Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr Rate Books 1842-1886