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Gwytherin, Denbighshire

Historical Description

Gwytherin, a village and a parish in Denbighshire. The village stands on the river Elwy, under the Hiraethrog Hills, 5½ miles E by S of Llanrwst, and was the place of St Winifred's retreat and death. It has a post office under Llanrwst (R.S.O.); money order office, Llanrwst; telegraph office, Llan-fair Talhaiam. The parish comprises 5966 acres; population, 276. Much of the surface is moor and mountain. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £122 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church was originally built in connection with the retreat-place or nunnery of St Winifred, and it contains two rude wooden chests, enclosing a portion of St Winifred's coffin. Four upright stones in the churchyard, one of them with a slight inscription, mark the alleged site of St Winifred's grave.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Registration districtLlanrwst1837 - 1935
Registration districtHiraethog1935 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Denbighshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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