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Gwytherin  Denbighshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Gwytherin like this:

GWYTHERIN, a village and a parish in Llanrwst district, Denbigh. The village stands on the river Elwy, under the Hiraethrog hills, 5½ miles E by S of Llanrwst town and r. station; was the place of St. Winifred's retreat and death; and has a fair on 6 May. The parish comprises 6,117 acres; and its post town is Llanrwst, Denbighshire. ...


Real property, £1, 311. Pop., 438. Houses, 91. Much of the surface is moor and mountain. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £132.* Patron, the Bishop of St. Asaph. The church was originally built in connexion with the retreatplace or nunnery of St. Winifred; and it contains two rude wooden chests, enclosing a portion of St. Winifred's coffin. Four upright stones in the churchyard, one of them with a slight inscription, mark the alleged site of St. Winifred's grave.

Gwytherin through time

Gwytherin is now part of Conwy district. Click here for graphs and data of how Conwy has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Gwytherin itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gwytherin, in Conwy and Denbighshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/1967

Date accessed: 23rd August 2017


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