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Llanrhaiadr in Kinmerch, Denbighshire

Historical Description

Llanrhaiadr-in-Kinmerch, a village and a parish in Denbighshire. The village stands adjacent to Llanrhaiadr station on the Denbigh, Corwen, and Ehyl branch of the L. & N.W.R., U miles SE of Denbigh, and has a post office, of the name of Llanrhaiadr, under Denbigh; money order and telegraph office, Denbigh. The parish contains the townships of Llan, Cader, Trefydd, Bychain, Lewesog, Llech, Llwyn, Clicudeg, Prion, and Segrwyd. Acreage, 17,238; population of the civil parish, 1653; of the ecclesiastical, 823. Llanrhaiadr Hall is the seat of the Price family. The eminence called Gwladus' Chair commands a fine view. There is a waterfall, and from that arose the name Llanrhaiadr, which signifies " a church of a waterfall." Limestone, agates, and traces of copper ore are found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £400 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church is partly Perpendicular, and was restored in 1882; it is a large building with a good timber roof, and a famous E window, elaborately showing the genealogy of Christ, and contains a curious monument to Maurice Jones. The vicarage of Prion is a separate benefice. There are three Calvin-istie Methodist chapels.

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


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Registration districtRuthin1837 - 1894

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Land and Property

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