"A township in the parish of Gresford, Union of Wrexham, hundred of Bromfield, county of Denbigh; 2½ miles (NNW) from Wrexham; on the road to Mold, containing 834 inhabitants. This township, which is sometimes regarded as divided into Lower and Upper Gwersyllt, is pleasantly situated on elevated ground, commanding in some parts a fine view of the Vale Royal of Cheshire. Here are coal mines in active operation, also two mills for the drawing of wire. ..... Wat's Dyke, an ancient boundary between England and Wales, is distinctly visible in this township." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]

The new parish of Gwersyllt was formed by an Order in Council in November 1851, from parts of the townships of Gwersyllt (formerly in Gresford), and Stansty (formerly in Wrexham).



  • The story of Gwersyllt Congregational Church.       Evangelical Magazine of Wales. Vol. 30, no. 1 (Feb./Mar. 1991), p. 11

Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 316535.
The foundation stone of the new Church was laid on 13 July 1850, and the Church was consecrated in the name of the Holy Trinity on 25 July 1851.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

Nonconformist Churches

"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 Gwersyllt :

Name of ChapelDenominationNumber of "adherents"
Not namedCalvinistic Methodists (English language)110
Mount Zion (Summer Hill)Calvinistic Methodists (English language)500
RhosrobinCalvinistic Methodists133
Not namedCongregationalists (English language)212
Olivet, RhosrobinCongregationalists (English language)100
Llay Hall, Cefn y BeddWesleyans75
FfrwdPrimitive Methodists (English language)120
MossPrimitive Methodists (English language)150

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.
1851 - 19341851 - 19311851 - 1924

Bishop's Transcripts

  • No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited for Holy Trinity, Gwersyllt.


  • There are no official I.G.I. entries for Holy Trinity, Gwersyllt.

Civil Registration

The new parish of Gwersyllt was assigned to the Wrexham Registration District.

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Gwersyllt 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

Gwersyllt - on wikipedia

You can see pictures of Gwersyllt which are provided by:



The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.



Gwersyllt township in the parish of Gresford and County of Denbigh - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ319533 (Lat/Lon: 53.072573, -3.017888), Gwersyllt which are provided by:



Gwersyllt Colliery - on the People's Collection Wales site



  • In 1831- this was not a separate parish.
  • In 1901- the population was 3718.
    [ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]


  • Archdeacon Thomas gives the area of the parish as 4159 acres.
    [ The History of the Diocese of St. Asaph , 1908-1913, Ven. D.R. Thomas]