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Llangwm, Denbighshire

Historical Description

Llangwm, a township and a parish in Denbighshire, The township lies on an affluent of the river Dee, 7¼ miles W by N of Corwen, and has a post office, of the name of Llangwm, under Corwen; money order and telegraph office, Cerrig-y-Druidion. The parish contains also the townships of Cefn Cymer, Disgarth, Llan, Llysdimel, Molfre, Nant Haulog, Penyfoed, and Rhos-y-Mambrych. Acreage, 10,077; population of the civil parish, 816; of the ecclesiastical, 820. Much of the surface is mountainous with good sheep pasturage. A battle was fought within the parish in the 10th century, between Eidwal and Meredydd, princes of Wales. The living is a vicarage, united with Dinmael, in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £190 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. There are two churches, the parish and St Catherine's; also Congregational 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.

Registration districtCorwen1837 - 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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