Place:Eglwysbach, Denbighshire, Wales

Alt namesEglwys-Fachsource: Family History Library Catalog
Eglwys-bachsource: alternate spelling
Bodnodsource: township in parish
Cefn y Coedsource: township in parish
Esgorebrillsource: township in parish
Pennantsource: township in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.218°N 3.791°W
Located inDenbighshire, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inClwyd, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Conwy, Wales     (1996 - )
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Eglwysbach from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"EGLWYS-FACH, a village in the [registration] district of Llanrwst and county of Denbigh[shire]; and a parish, all in the same district, but partly in the county of Carnarvon. The village stands on an affluent of the river Conway, about a mile E of the Conway and Llanrwst railway, not far from Tal-y-Cafn [railway] station, and 6 miles N of Llanrwst; and has a post office‡ under Conway, and fairs on 24 Feb., 11 May, 24 Aug., and 24 Nov.
"The parish contains the townships of Bodnod, Cefn-y-Coed, Esgorebrill, and Pennant in Denbigh, and the township of Maenan in Carnarvon. Acres of the Denbigh portion: 7,838. Real property: £5,270. Population: 1,157. Houses: 257. Acres of the Carnarvon portion: 2,902. Real property: £1,845. Population: 373. Houses: 80. The property is divided. Bodnod is the seat of the Hanmers; and Maenan, on the site of an old abbey, is the seat of the Lenthals. Much of the surface is hilly. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value: £220. Patron: the Bishop of Llandaff. The church is fair. There are two chapels for Calvinistic Methodists. An endowed school has £25; and other charities £10."

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