In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cerrigydruidion like this:
CERRIG-Y-DRUIDION, a village and a parish in the district of Corwen and county of Denbigh. The Village stands on a headstream of the river Dee, on the quondam mail road from London to Holyhead, 10 miles WNW of Corwen r. station, and 13 SSW of Denbigh; and has a post office under Corwen, and fairs on 14 March, 27 April, 27 Aug., 20 Oct., and 7 Dec. The parish includes also the townships of Clustyblaidd, Cwmpenanner, Gwernheurn, Hafod-y-Maidd, Llaethwryd, Park, and Voel. Acres, 11,586. Assessed property, in 1815, £4,016. ...
Pop., 1,243. Houses, 266. The property is much subdivided. The land lies high, and is chiefly moor and upland pasture. A collection of large stones, including cistvaens, was formerly at the village; but has disappeared. An ancient British fort, with a circular rampart, was on Pen-y-Gaer, about a mile to the east; and is said to have been the place where Caractacus was taken prisoner; but is now reduced to slight vestiges. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £500.* Patron, the Bishop of St. Asaph. The church is tolerable; and there is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel. An almshouse has £98; and other charities £104.
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 Cerrigydruidion 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 Cerrigydruidion and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cerrigydruidion, in Conwy and Denbighshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd December 2014
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