In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Gwaunysgor like this:
GWAENYSGOR, a parish in Holywell district, Flint; near the coast, 1½ mile SE of Prestatyn r. station, and 3¾ E by N of Rhyl. It includes the townships of Hwylbren, Garnedd, and Llan; and its post town is Prestatyn, under Rhyl. Acres, 794. Real property , £1, 159. Pop., 322. Houses, 73. The property is divided among three. The surface is hilly; and the rocks include coal and lead ore. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £178.* Patron, the Bishop of St. Asaph. The church is good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gwaunysgor in Flintshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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