Llangollen  Denbighshire


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

Llangollen, market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Denbighshire, on right bank of river Dee, 22 miles SW. of Chester - par., 22,396 ac. (193 water), pop. 6381; township (Llangollen-Traian), 14,566 ac., pop. 5463; town, pop. 3123; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. ...

The town is situated in the Vale of Llangollen, celebrated for its romantic beauty, and is a busy place, well known for its brewery and its fine hotels. Flannel is manufactured in considerable quantities, and in the vicinity are collieries and limestone quarries. Two splendid examples of engineering skill - the viaduct of the Chester and Shrewsbury Ry., and the aqueduct of the Ellesmere Canal - are within a short distance of the town.

Llangollen through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th June 2024

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