Cerrigydruidion  Denbighshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cerrigydruidion like this:

CERRIG-Y-DRUIDION, a village and a parish in the district of Corwen and county of Denbigh. The Village stands on a headstream of the river Dee, on the quondam mail road from London to Holyhead, 10 miles WNW of Corwen r. station, and 13 SSW of Denbigh; and has a post office under Corwen, and fairs on 14 March, 27 April, 27 Aug., 20 Oct., and 7 Dec. ...

The parish includes also the townships of Clustyblaidd, Cwmpenanner, Gwernheurn, Hafod-y-Maidd, Llaethwryd, Park, and Voel. Acres, 11,586. Assessed property, in 1815, £4,016. Pop., 1,243. Houses, 266. The property is much subdivided. The land lies high, and is chiefly moor and upland pasture. A collection of large stones, including cistvaens, was formerly at the village; but has disappeared. An ancient British fort, with a circular rampart, was on Pen-y-Gaer, about a mile to the east; and is said to have been the place where Caractacus was taken prisoner; but is now reduced to slight vestiges. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £500.* Patron, the Bishop of St. Asaph. The church is tolerable; and there is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel. An almshouse has £98; and other charities £104.

Cerrigydruidion through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th June 2021

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