Corwen  Merionethshire


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

Corwen, market town and par. with ry. sta., NE. Merioneth, on river Dee, at foot of Berwyn mountains, 12 miles NE. of Bala and 203 miles NW. of London, 12,646 ac., pop. 2708; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-days, Tuesday and Friday; a resort of anglers, the river abounding with salmon, trout, and grayling. An old stone pillar in the churchyard is called the Sword of Glendower. To a citadel of the Druids, near Corwen, Caractacus retreated after his defeat at Caer Caradoc.

Corwen through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 09th December 2021

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