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Llansannan, Denbighshire

Historical Description

Llansannan, a village and a parish in Denbighshire. The village stands on the river Aled, amid picturesque scenery, 9 miles W by S of Denbigh, is a resort of tourists and anglers, and has a post and money orderoffice under Abergele (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Llanfair Talhaiam. The parish comprises 15,412 acres of land and 133 of water; population of the civil parish, 1133; of the ecclesiastical, 981. Much of the surface is waste upland. The Aled, in the upper part of its course, through the S portion of the parish, traverses a narrow dell, makes two highly picturesque falls, called Llyn-yr-Ogo and Rhaiadr-rhyd-y-bedd, and is overlooked by very romantic scenery. A circle of about twenty-four artificial holes is in a hill, and bears the name of Bwrdd Arthur, or Arthur's Table. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is dedicated to St Sannan. There are Congregational, Calvinistic Methodist, and Baptist chapels. W. Salesbnry, one of the translators of the Welsh New Testament, and the translator, of the Book of Common Prayer into Welsh, was a resident.

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 districtSt. Asaph1837 - 1935
Registration districtAled1935 - 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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