In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llansanffraid Glan Conway like this:
LLANSAINTFFRAID-GLAN-CONWAY, or DISERTH, a village and a parish in the district of Conway, and county of Denbigh. The village stands on the river Conway and on the Llanrwst railway, at the boundary with Carnarvon, 1 mile S of Llandudno-Junction r. station, and 2 SE by E of Conway; is a considerable place; and has a post office, of the name of Llansaintffraid, under Conway, and fairs on 14 Feb., 1 May, 1 Aug. and 1 Nov. The parish consists of the townships of Llan, Dennant, Trallwyn, and Tre-Bwll. Acres, 5,726; of which 705 are water. Real property, £4,391. Pop., 1,304. Houses, 307. The property is divided among a few. A mineral spring is at Bryn-y-Pobty; and a cromlech is near Hendrewaelod. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £240.* Patron, the Bishop of St. Asaph. The church is good; and there is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel.
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 Llansanffraid Glan Conway 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 Llansanffraid Glan Conway and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llansanffraid Glan Conway, in Conwy and Denbighshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st April 2015
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