In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Eglwys Bach like this:
EGLWYS-FACH, a village in the district of Llanrwst and county of Denbigh; and a parish, all in the same district, but partly in the county of Carnarvon. The village stands on an affluent of the river Conway, about a mile E of the Conway and Llanrwst railway, not far from Tal-y-Cafn r. station, and 6 miles N of Llanrwst; and has a post office‡ under Conway, and fairs on 24 Feb., 11 May, 24 Aug., and 24 Nov. The parish contains the townships of Bodnod, Cefn-y-Coed, Esgorebrill, and Pennant in Denbigh, and the township of Maenan in Carnarvon. ...
Acres of the Denbigh portion, 7, 838. Real property, £5, 270. Pop., 1, 157. Houses, 257. Acres of the Carnarvon portion, 2, 902. Real property, £1, 845. Pop., 373. Houses, 80. The property is divided. Bodnod is the seat of the Hanmers; and Maenan, on the site of an old abbey, is the seat of the Lenthals. Much of the surface is hilly. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £220.* Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church is fair. There are two chapels for Calvinistic Methodists. An endowed school has £25; and other charities £10.
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 Eglwys Bach 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 Eglwys Bach and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Eglwys Bach, in Conwy and Denbighshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 11th February 2016
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