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Bettws Abergele or Bettws yn Rhos, Denbighshire

Historical Description

Bettws-Abergele or Bettws-yn-Rhos, a hamlet and a parish in Denbighshire. The hamlet stands 4½ miles SW of Abergele station on the L. & N.W.R., and 9 W of St Asaph, and has a post and money order office of the name of Bettws-Abergele, under Abergele (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Llanfair Talhaiarn, 3 miles S. The parish includes eight small townships. Acreage, 6588; population of the civil parish, 739; of the ecclesiastical, 530. The surface lies high; is to a great extent uncultivated, and commands from some points good views of the coast and the sea. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £250 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church is good. The parish has been divided for ecclesiastical purposes, and the district of Trovarth (St John's Church) formed. There are several dissenting 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.

County Court districtRhyl 
DioceseSt. Asaph 
Ecclesiastical parishBettws St. Michael 
Petty-Sessional DivisionIsdulas 
Poor Law unionSt. Asaph 
Registration districtSt. Asaph1837 - 1935
Registration sub-districtAbergele 

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

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Land and Property

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