Rhuthun  Denbighshire


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

Ruthin.-- parl. and mun. bor., market town, and par., Denbighshire, on river Clwyd, 7¾ miles SE. of Denbigh by rail - par., 737 ac., pop. 1130; bor. (extending into Llanfair-Dyffryn-Clwyd, Llanfwrog, Llanrhydd, and Llanyuys pars.), 2033 ac., pop. 3033; P.O., T.O, 2 Banks. Market-days, Monday and Saturday. ...

Ruthin has an old collegiate church (originally the church of a white friary) and a grammar school. The "Red Castle" from which it takes its name was built about 1280, and was captured and dismantled by the Parliamentary General Mytton in 1646. Ruthin is a seat of assizes, sessions, and county courts. It has mfrs. of aerated waters, and some trade in agricultural produce and in stone and other building materials. Ruthin was made a municipal bor. by Henry VII.; it is one of the Denbigh District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returns 1 member.

Rhuthun through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st May 2024

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