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Llangerniew, Denbighshire

Historical Description

Llangerniew, a village and a parish in Denbighshire. The village stands on the river Elwy, 6 miles E of Tal-y-Cafn station on the Bettws-y-Coed and Festiniog branch of the L. & N.W.R., 7 NE of Llanrwst, and 10 SW of Abergele station on the L. & N.W.R, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Abergele (R.S.O.) The parish is cut into two divisions-namely, lower and upper-and contains the townships of Bodgonwch, Bodrach,-Dwy Afon, Hafodunos, Marchalad, Branar, Nanerth, Pant-y-Manus, Pentre Worn, and Ranhir. Acreage, 7793; population of the civil parish, 946; of the ecclesiastical, 439. Hafodunos House, a Tudor mansion, is a chief residence. The land is hilly. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church is dedicated to St Digain, is very good, and contains monuments of the Lloyds. In the churchyard are two pairs of large upright stones of prehistoric times. There are Baptist 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 districtLlanrwst1837 - 1935
Registration districtHiraethog1935 - 1974

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Llangerniew from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Llanrwst Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llangerniew from 1935 to 1974 you should search for the Hiraethog Registration District.

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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