In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Colwyn Bay like this:
Colwyn Bay, watering-place with ry. sta., Denbighshire, 6 miles W. of Abergele and 219 NW. of London; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; is situated in one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Colwyn Bay has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Conwy. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Colwyn Bay and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Colwyn Bay, in Conwy and Denbighshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th September 2014
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