The new parish of Bwlchgwyn was formed by an Order in Council on 5 March 1880, from a portion of the parish of Brymbo, and a small part of the parish of Llanfynydd (in Flintshire).



  • Kendrick, Edward.    Hanes Bwlchgwyn, ger Gwrecsam   Gwrecsam : Argraffwyd dros yr awdwr gan Hughes a'i Fab, [18--?]
  • Mercer, Thomas J.   Christ Church (Bwlchgwyn)           Gwernymynydd : Clwyd Family History Society, 2002.
  • Mercer, Thomas J.   Salem Chapel (Bwlchgwyn)        Gwernymynydd : Clwyd Family History Society, 2001.

Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 266534.
A combined school and chapel of ease was built in 1867. It was later converted to a church by adding a chancel, vestry and porch, and was consecrated as Christ Church on 1 October 1879.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

Nonconformist Churches

Nonconformist places of worship for Bwlchgwyn were included in the "Welsh Church Commission - County of Denbigh - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905" under the Civil parish of Brymbo. Details will be found on the parish page for Brymbo.


Church Records

Parish Registers

  • 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.
Baptisms Marriages Burials
1880 - 1990 1882 - 1983 1881 - 1990

Bishop's Transcripts

  • No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited for St. Mary's, Cefn.


  • There are no official I.G.I. entries for Christ Church, Bwlchgwyn.

Civil Registration

Having been formed chiefly from townships of the ancient parish of Wrexham, the parish of Bwlchgwyn was assigned to the Wrexham Registration District.

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Bwlchgwyn 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)


Description & Travel

Bwlchgwyn - on wikipedia

Various landscapes on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Bwlchgwyn which are provided by:





"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

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ265533 (Lat/Lon: 53.071856, -3.098471), Bwlchgwyn which are provided by:


Military History

Heth Jones enlisted with the forces in 1915  - on the People's Collection Wales site       [After the end of the War, he worked in a silicone quarry in Bwlchgwyn]



Bwlchgwyn quarrymen on the People's Collection Wales site



  • In 1831- this was not a separate parish.
  • In 1901- the population was 1183.
    [ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]


Archdeacon Thomas gives the area of the parish as 3600 acres.
[ The History of the Diocese of St. Asaph , 1908-1913, Ven. D.R. Thomas]