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Llanddulas, Denbighshire

Historical Description

Llanddulas, a village and a parish in Denbighshire. The village stands on the coast, at the spot where Richard II. was betrayed by Percy to Bolingbroke, 2½ miles W by N of Abergele, is a pretty place, and has a station on the L. & N.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Abergele (R.S.O.) Acreage of parish, 640; population of the civil parish, 680; of the ecclesiastical, 754. Gwrych Castle, an imposing mansion, with extensive castellated front, and Bryndulas are the chief residences. Near Llan-ddnlas station a terrible accident to the Irish mail occurred in 1868, resulting in the loss of 33 lives. Limestone is found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £260 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church was rebuilt in 1869, at a cost of between £5000 and £6000. There are Baptist, Congregational, Calvinistic Methodist, and Wesleyan 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.

County Court districtRhyl 
DioceseSt. Asaph 
Ecclesiastical parishLlanddulas St. Cynbryd 
Petty-Sessional DivisionIsdulas 
Poor Law unionSt. Asaph 
Registration districtSt. Asaph1837 - 1935
Registration districtLlandovery1837 - 1897
Registration sub-districtAbergele 

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

Civil Registration

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For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanddulas from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the St. Asaph Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanddulas from 1837 to 1897 you should search for the Llandovery Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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