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.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llangynhafal in Denbighshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th June 2016
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