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Cerrig y Druidion, Denbighshire

Historical Description

Cerrig-y-Druidion, a village and a parish in Denbighshire. The village stands on a headstream of the river Dee, on the old mail road from London to Holyhead, 10 miles WNW of Corwen, and 5½ SSE of Pentre Voelas. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Corwen. Tho parish includes also the townships of Llan, Llaethwryd, Voel, Fir Abbot Ucha, Clust-y-blaidd, Hafod-y-Maidd, Park, and Cwmpenaner. Acreage, 15,159; population, 1087. The land lies high, and is chiefly moor and upland pasture. An ancient British fort, with a circular rampart, was on Pen-y-Gaer, about a mile to the east, and is said to have been the place where Caractacus was taken prisoner, but is now reduced to slight vestiges. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £303 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church is a good cruciform structure, and there are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Calvinistic Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

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