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Gwaenysgor, Flintshire

Historical Description

Gwaenysgor, a village, a township, and a parish in Flintshire, near the coast, 1½ mile SE of Prestatyn station on the L. & N.W.R., and 6 miles E of Rhyl. The parish includes the townships of Hwylbren, Garnedd, and Llan, and its post town is Rhyddlan (R.S.O.), under Rhyl. Acreage, 817; population, 188. The surface is hilly, and the rocks include lead ore. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £112 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. There are 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 districtHolywell1837 - 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 Gwaenysgor from 1837 to 1974 you should search for the Holywell Registration District.

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Gwaenysgor are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtLL18
Post TownRhyl