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Henllan, Denbighshire

Historical Description

Henllan, a village and a parish in Denbighshire. The village stands about 1 mile from the Ebury, and 2½ miles NW of Denbigh, with a post office under Trefnant (B.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Denbigh. The parish comprises 14, 912 acres, and is partly within Denbigh borough; population of the civil parish, 2572; of the ecclesiastical, 948. Part of the land in the upper part of the parish is waste or upland sheep walk. Lleweni was the seat of a brother of Llewelyn, and afterwards of the Salusbnrys, and a small priory was founded in the parish by the Salusbnrys, and eventually converted into a barn. Gwaynynog, the seat of the Myddelton family, is in the parish, as is also Galch Hill, the house where Sir Hugh Myddelton, who brought the New River into London, was born. There are also several fine seats close to the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Asaph; net value,, £220 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church was partly rebuilt in 1806, and restored in 1879, and the tower stands on a hill above it. The rectories of Trefnant and Bylchaa are separate benefices. There are Wesleyan and Calvinistic Methodist chapels.

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 districtSt. Asaph1837 - 1894

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

Civil Registration

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For births, marriages, and deaths in Henllan from 1837 to 1894 you should search for the St. Asaph Registration District.

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtLL16
Post TownDenbigh