"A township in the parish and Union of Wrexham, hundred of Bromfield, county of Denbigh; containing, in 1841, 1217 inhabitants. ..... " [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]
The new parish of Brymbo was formed by an Order in Council on 6 December 1844, out of the ancient parish of Wrexham. It contained the township of Brymbo and part of the township of Broughton.
On 5 March 1880, the western part of the parish went to the new parish of Bwlchgwyn; on 15 February 1909, part of the township of Broughton went to the new parish of Broughton; and on 7 May 1921, part went to the new parish of Southsea.
- Charles, Geoff and Hugh. The golden age of Brymbo steam Capel Garmon : Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1997.
- Evans, John. Hanes yr achos, a gyflwynir i gymdeithasfa chwarterol Eglwys Methodistiaid Calfinaidd Cymru ... yn Engedi, Brymbo, Mehefin 6, 7, 8, 1950 Wrecsam : Gwasg Gymraeg Edwin Jones a'i Fab, 
- Rogers, Graham. Brymbo and its neighbourhood Wrexham : Graham Rogers, 1991.
|Bryn Seion Welsh Baptist Chapel, Brymbo|
|Lodge Baptist Chapel, Brymbo|
|Noddfa Welsh Baptist Chapel, Brymbo|
|Tabernacl Welsh Baptist Chapel, Brymbo|
|Bryn Seion Independent Chapel, Brymbo|
|Cana Welsh Independent Chapel, Tanyfron|
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.
Brymbo Township within Wrexham Parish, Statistics; Area 2451 acres; Population 932 males, 807 females, total 1739
The first church to be built was consecrated on 31 July 1838. Unfortunately, it began to collapse because of subsidence, and it was closed in 1869. The well-known local historian, Alfred Neobard Palmer, stated that the subsidence was caused by construction work on the nearby Great Western Railway; but other authorities blame it on extensive coal-mining operations. Services were temporarily transferred to the nearby school, but this also became unsafe - for the same reason.
The foundation stone of a new church, a little distance away, (Ordnance Survey reference SJ 295543) was laid on 15 August 1871; and the church was consecrated on 10 September 1872, the dedication being to St. Mary.
The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.
Tabernacl Welsh Baptist Chapel, High Street, Brymbo on the People's Collection Wales site
A second church, dedicated to St. John, was built in 1892 on the site of the original church, specifically for the use of the Welsh-speaking population. Not surprisingly, in view of the history of the site, this building became unsafe; and it was demolished during the 1970's.
"Welsh Church Commission - County of Denbigh - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905" lists the following nonconformist places of worship in the Civil parish of Brymbo :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|Lodge||Baptists (English language)||185|
|Peniel, Bwlchgwyn||Calvinistic Methodists||175|
|Salem, Bwlchgwyn||Calvinistic Methodists||110|
|Not named||Wesleyans (English language)||150|
|Mynydd Seion, Tanyfron||Wesleyans||337|
- The following Parish Registers have been deposited at the Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin.
They may be viewed on microfilm at the Denbighshire and Flintshire Record Offices, at the A.N. Palmer Library, Wrexham, and at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
These microfilms are not available elsewhere.
|1838 - 1945||1839 - 1971||1838 - 1968|
- Bishop's Transcripts for the years shown below have been deposited in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Around the year 1951, most of the Bishop's Transcripts which had been deposited at that time were microfilmed by the LDS; and the films are available on request at Family History Centres of the LDS.
The films may also be viewed at the Denbighshire and Flintshire Record Offices, and at the National Library of Wales.
In general, the Bishop's Transcripts are less complete than the parish registers.
|Deposited at the National Library of Wales||Microfilmed copies|
|1839 - 1855||1839 - 1855|
- There are no official I.G.I. entries for St. Mary's, Brymbo.
Having been formed from townships of the parish of Wrexham, the parish of Brymbo was assigned to the Wrexham Registration District.
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Brymbo are in the format :
- Years 1837 - 1851: Wrexham XXVII. nnn
- Years 1851 - 1930: Wrexham 11b. nnn
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Brymbo to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Brymbo has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
"North-East Wales Churches and Ancient Parish Boundaries" produced by Clwyd Record Office in 1994, published by Genuki with the permission of Flintshire Record Office and Denbighshire Archives
Map of the township of Brymbo in the parish of Brymbo in the County of Denbigh on the People's Collection Wales site
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ292536 (Lat/Lon: 53.074917, -3.058246), Brymbo which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- OpenStreetMap Cymru (Welsh counties only)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- In 1831- Brymbo was not a separate parish.
- In 1901- the population was 10,036.
[ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]