"Colwyn district, originally assigned in 1844 and re-arranged in 1872, consists of the townships of Eirias, Colwyn, and Cilgwyn, out of the parish of Llandrillo; a portion of Llanelian, and the hamlets of Graig out of the parish of Llysfaen. These limits remain intact, with the exception of the township of Cilgwyn, which has been transferred to form part of the new parish of Brynmaen." [From Colwyn Bay Weekly News and Visitors Chronicle, 20 October 1899]
This place was believed to be originally in the detached portion of Caernarfonshire but is treated here as being in Denbighshire - see the area shown on the map under Llysfaen
- Edwards, J. Berwyn. The Cloughs of Old Colwyn Country Quest 30/5 (1989), p. 36-7
- Slattery, Patrick. Around Old Colwyn Stroud : Tempus, 2007.
For details of these churches see Churches in Colwyn
- St Catherine
- St John
Nonconformist places of worship for Colwyn were included in the "Welsh Church Commission - County of Denbigh - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905" under the Civil parish of Colwyn Bay. Details will be found on the parish page for Colwyn Bay.
- 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, and at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
These microfilms are not available elsewhere.
|1838 - 1914||See St Catherine's and St John's||1846 - 1952|
- No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited for the parish of Colwyn.
- There are no official I.G.I. entries for Colwyn.
The new parish of Colwyn was assigned to the Conwy Registration District.
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Colwyn are in the format :
- Years 1837 - 1851: Conwy XXVII. nnn
- Years 1851 - 1930: Conwy 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 Colwyn to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Colwyn 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
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SH866783 (Lat/Lon: 53.289493, -3.702636), Colwyn which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- OpenStreetMap Cymru (Welsh counties only)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- 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- this was not a separate parish.
- In 1901- the population was 2210.
[ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]