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Llanarmon yn Yale, Denbighshire

Historical Description

Llanarmon or Llanarmon-yn-Ial or Llanarmon-yn-Yale, a parish in Denbighshire and Flintshire, on the river Alyn, 5 miles ESE of Ruthin. It has a post office under Mold; money order and telegraph office, Pontybodkin. Acreage of the Denbighshire portion, 9517; population, 1284. Acreage of the Flintshire portion, 2357; population, 88. Population of the ecclesiastical parish of Llanarmon-yn-lal, 833; of that of Erryrys, 539. The surface is rugged and mountainous, includes much of the " wild hills of Yale," and is dominated by Cefn-y-Brain, rising to an altitude of 1844 feet. Tommen-y-Fardre Fort and Bwlch Agricola Pass are in the neighbourhood. Lead mines are at Erryrys. PIas Bodidris is an old seat. A castle of Owen Gwynedd was at Yale. There are many tumuli, in which urns containing the ashes of burnt bones have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £302 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church contains effigies of a knight and of Abbot Grnfydd-ap-Llewelyn of Valle Crucis, monuments of the Lloyds, and a curious brass chandelier, supposed to have been brought from Valle Crucis Abbey. The rectory of Erryrys is a separate benefice. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels.

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

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