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Pentrevoelas, Denbighshire

Historical Description

Pentrevoelas, a village and a parish in Denbighshire. The village stands on an affluent of the river Conway, near the boundary with Carnarvonshire, 6½ miles ESE of Bettws-y-Coed, is a resort of anglers, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bettws-y-Coed (R.S.O.) The parish comprises 10,658 acres of land and 89 of water; population, 413. There is a parish council consisting of fieven members. Voelas Hall is a chief residence. Castell Coch was an ancient fortalice reduced by Llewelyn, and is now represented by an earthwork. An inscribed stone also is there, and is supposed to mark the grave of Llewelyn-ap-Sitsylt, slain in 1021. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; gross value, £240 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1859. There are Calvinistic Methodist and Congregational 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 districtLlanrwst1837 - 1935
Registration districtHiraethog1935 - 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 Pentrevoelas from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Llanrwst Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Pentrevoelas from 1935 to 1974 you should search for the Hiraethog Registration District.

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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