"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 story of Gwersyllt Congregational Church. Evangelical Magazine of Wales. Vol. 30, no. 1 (Feb./Mar. 1991), p. 11
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.
"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 Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|Not named||Calvinistic Methodists (English language)||110|
|Mount Zion (Summer Hill)||Calvinistic Methodists (English language)||500|
|Not named||Congregationalists (English language)||212|
|Olivet, Rhosrobin||Congregationalists (English language)||100|
|Llay Hall, Cefn y Bedd||Wesleyans||75|
|Ffrwd||Primitive Methodists (English language)||120|
|Moss||Primitive Methodists (English language)||150|
- 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 - 1934||1851 - 1931||1851 - 1924|
- No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited for Holy Trinity, Gwersyllt.
- There are no official I.G.I. entries for Holy Trinity, Gwersyllt.
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)
Gwersyllt - on wikipedia
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 Gwersyllt to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Gwersyllt has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
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:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- OpenStreetMap Cymru (Welsh counties only)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- 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.)
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]