Denbigh  Denbighshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Denbigh like this:

Denbigh, cap. of co., parl. and mun. bor., market town, and par., with ry. sta., Denbighshire, 25 miles W. of Chester and 205 miles NW. of London -- bor., 8987 ac., pop. 6535; pan, 1609 ac., pop. 4422; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday; is finely situated near the centre of the Vale of Clwyd, on a rocky eminence, the summit of which is crowned by the ruins of a castle of the time of Edward I. ...

The town hall dates from 1572. The free grammar-school was founded in 1727, and Howell's female orphan school in 1860. At D. is a lunatic asylum for 5 counties of North Wales. D. has mfrs. of shoes and gloves, and some tanning. The bor. unites with Ruthin, Wrexham, and Holt in returning 1 member to Parliament.

Denbigh through time

Denbigh is now part of Denbighshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Denbighshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Denbigh itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Denbigh in Denbighshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th June 2024

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