In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Y Gyffylliog like this:
GYFFYLLIOG, or CYFFYLLIOG, a parish and a subdistrict in Ruthin district, Denbigh. The parish lies on a rivulet of its own name, an affluent of the Clwyd, 5 miles W of Ruthin town and r. station; and contains the townships of Ffrithoed, Trefor, Treganol, and Trepark. Post town, Ruthin, Denbighshire. Acres, 6, 652. Real property, £2, 076. Pop., 564. Houses, 114. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Llanynys, in the diocese of St. Asaph. The church is a poor edifice.The sub-district contains also two other parishes. Acres, 18, 923. Pop., 1, 326. Houses, 281.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Y Gyffylliog in Denbighshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th August 2015
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