In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Gwersyllt like this:
GWERSYLLT, a village and a township in Gresford parish, and a chapelry partly also in Wrexham parish, Denbigh. The village stands on the river Alen and the Wrexham and Mold railway, 2 miles NNW of Wrexham; and has a r. station. The township comprises 1, 654 acres. Real property, £18, 494; of which £13, 705 are in mines, and £395 in railways. ...
Pop. in 1851, 1, 205; in 1861, 1, 356. Houses, 272. The property is divided among a few. Upper Gwersyllt House and Lower Gwersyllt House are the chief seats; and the former was the seat of Robinson, the royalist. Coal is extensively worked.The chapelry includes all the township, and a small part of Wrexham parish; and was constituted in 1851. Post town, Gresford, under Wrexham. Pop., 1, 593. Houses, 314. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £135. Patron, the Vicar of Gresford. The church is good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gwersyllt, in Wrexham and Denbighshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th March 2017
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