In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llangynhafal like this:
LLANGANHAFAL, or LLANGYNHAFAI, a village and a parish in Ruthin district, Denbigh. The village stands under Moel-Famman mountain, 1¾ mile E of the river Clwyd, and 3 N by E of Ruthin r. station; and has a post office under Ruthin, Denbighshire. The parish is divided into the townships of Rhos, Hendre-Wydd, and Nant-y-Nef. ...
Acres, 2,363. Real property, £2,556. Pop., 497. Houses, 115. The surface is hilly. MoelFamman has an altitude of 1,845 feet. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £407.* Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church is dedicated t o St. Cynhaval.
Llangynhafal is now part of Denbighshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Denbighshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llangynhafal itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llangynhafal in Denbighshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th April 2017
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