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Rhosymedre, Denbighshire

Historical Description

Rhosymedre, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Ruabon parish, Denbighshire. The village is 1½ mile N of Ruabon, is a considerable place, has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Ruabon, and there are railway stations at Cefn and Acrefair on the G.W.R. The ecclesiastical parish includes the hamlets of Cefn Maner, Cefn Bychan, Rhosy-medic, and part of Acrefair, and the old townships of Bodylltyn, Hafod, and Kenrick Christionydd, and was constituted in 1844. Population, 4648. Many of the inhabitants are employed in collieries and ironworks. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; gross value, £225 with residence. The church is modern. There are Calvinistic and Primitive Methodist and Congregational chapels.

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

Land and Property

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