In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Old Colwyn like this:
COLWYN, a chapelry in Llandrillo-yn-Rhos parish. Denbigh; on the coast, and on the Chester a-Holy-head railway, 5 miles E of Conway. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Conway. Pop., 574. The property is much subdivided 'The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Asaph. Val u e, £170. Patron, the Vicar of Llandrillo-yn-Rhos. The church is very good.
Additional information about this locality is available for Colwyn Bay
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Old Colwyn, in Conwy and Denbighshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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