Pentrefoelas  Denbighshire


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

PENTREVOELAS, or Capel-Voelas, a village and a parish in Llanrwst district, Denbigh. The village stands on an affluent of the river Conway, near the boundary with Carnarvon, 8½ miles S S E of Lanrwst r. station; is a resort of anglers; and has a post-office under Llanrwst, Denbighshire. ...

The parish comprises 8, 144 acres. Rated property, £2, 200. Pop., 534. Houses, 95. The property is divided among three. Voelas Hall is the seat ofW. G. Wynn, Esq. Castell-Coch, near V. Hall, was an ancient fortalice, reduced by Llewelyn; and is now represented by an earthwork. An inscribed standing-stone also is there; and is supposed to mark the grave of Llewelyn-ap-Sitsylt, slain there in 1021. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £242.* Patron, W. G. Wynn, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1859.

Pentrefoelas through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 08th March 2021

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