In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bers like this:
BERSHAM, a township and a chapelry in Wrexham parish, Denbigh. The township lies on the river Clwydog, near Wat's Dyke, 1 mile W of Wrexham r. station. Post Town, Wrexham. Acres, 1,901. Real property, £6,725. Pop., 3,073. Houses, 625. The Wrexham workhouse is here; and iron, lead, and coal works are carried on.The chapelry bears the name of Bersham-Drelincourt or Berse-Drelincourt; and is a p. curacy in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £90.* Patron, the Bishop of St. Asaph. There are a Calvinistic Methodist chapel and an endowed school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bers, in Wrexham and Denbighshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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