Gwersyllt  Denbighshire


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

GWERSYLLT, a village and a township in Gresford parish, and a chapelry partly also in Wrexham parish, Denbigh. The village stands on the river Alen and the Wrexham and Mold railway, 2 miles NNW of Wrexham; and has a r. station. The township comprises 1, 654 acres. Real property, £18, 494; of which £13, 705 are in mines, and £395 in railways. ...

Pop. in 1851, 1, 205; in 1861, 1, 356. Houses, 272. The property is divided among a few. Upper Gwersyllt House and Lower Gwersyllt House are the chief seats; and the former was the seat of Robinson, the royalist. Coal is extensively worked.—The chapelry includes all the township, and a small part of Wrexham parish; and was constituted in 1851. Post town, Gresford, under Wrexham. Pop., 1, 593. Houses, 314. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £135. Patron, the Vicar of Gresford. The church is good.

Gwersyllt through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th May 2022

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