Llansilin

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"LLANSILIN, a parish in the hundred of Oswestry, county Salop, and hundred of Chirk, county Denbigh, 4 miles S.W. of Oswestry, its post town, and 9 S. of Llangollen. It is situated on the river Cynlleth, and includes the townships of Lledrode, Rhydycroesau, and nine others. The people .are mostly employed in flannel-weaving. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of St. Asaph, value £307, in the patronage of the bishop. The parish church is dedicated to St. Silin, and contains several monuments. There is also the district church of Rhydycroesau, a perpetual curacy, value £100, in the gift of the bishop. The parochial charities, including a school endowment of £4, produce about £24 per annum. There are several old seats. Fairs are held on Easter Tuesday, 10th July, and 2nd December, for the sale of live stock."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]

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Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015

  • " SOUGHTON, a township in the parish of Llansilin, upper division of Oswestry hundred, county Salop, 4 miles S.W. of Oswestry, its post town. It is situated in a bleak and mountainous district. The houses are scattered and the inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The Independents and Welsh Methodists have chapels. The Earl of Powis is lord of the manor."
  • " SYCHTYN, a township in the parish of Llansilin, upper division of Oswestry hundred, county Salop, 4 miles S.W. of Oswestry, its post town. It is situated in a bleak and mountainous district. The Independents and Welsh Methodists have chapels. The Earl of Powis is lord of the manor."

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