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LLANRHAIDR-IN-KINMERCH

In 1868, the parish of Llanrhaidr in Kinmerch contained the following places:

"LLANRHAIDR-IN-KINMERCH, a parish in the hundred of Isaled, county Denbigh, 3 miles S.E. of Denbigh, its post town, and 4 N.W. of Ruthin. It is a station on the Vale of Clwyd and Denbigh, Ruthin, and Corwen railway. It is situated on the Clywedog, a tributary of the river Clwyd, and includes eight townships, of which Cader is the chief. Here are small veins of copper, and limestone and silex abound. Agates are also found in the neighbourhood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Asaph, value £609, in the patronage of the bishop. There is also the district church of St. James's Prion, value £150, also in the patronage of the bishop. The parish church is rather a large edifice, dedicated to St. Dyvnog. It has a good timbered roof, and an E. window of stained glass, containing the genealogy of our Saviour from Jesse, said to have been brought from Basingwerk Abbey. Here is a hospital or almshouse for eight inmates, founded by Mrs. Jones, with an income of 1160; also a school endowment of £7. The total amount for charitable purposes is about £230 per annum. From the eminence called Groladus's Chair, is a fine view, and near it is a spring bearing the saint's name, formerly esteemed holy. Llanrhaidr Hall is the principal residence; and on the other side of the stream is Bachymbyd, a seat of Lord Bagot."

"CADER, a township in the parish of Llanrhaidr in Kinmerch, hundred of Isaled, in the county of Denbigh, North Wales, 3 miles to the S. of Denbigh. It lies near the mountain Cader Gwladus, from which there is a fine prospect."

"CLICUDEG, a township in the parish of Llanrhaidr-in-Kinmerch, in the county of Denbigh, near Denbigh."

"LEWESOG WITH TREFYDD-BYCHAIAN, a township in the parish of Llanrhaidr-in-Kinmerch, county Denbigh, 3 miles S.E. of Denbigh."

"LLAN, a township in the parish of Llanrhaidr-in-Kinmerch, county Denbigh, 3 miles S.E. of Denbigh. It is a demesne of the see of Bangor."

"LLECH, a township in the parish of Llanrhaidr-in-Kinmerch, county Denbigh, 4 miles N.W. of Ruthin. This forms a part of the demesne of the see of Bangor."

"LLWYN, a township in the parish of Llanrhaidr-in-Kinmerch, county Denbigh, in the vicinity of the town of Denbigh."

"PRION, a township in the parish of Llanrhaidr-in-Kinmerch, hundred of Isaled and borough of Denbigh, county Denbigh, 2 miles from Denbigh, and 5 N.W. of Ruthin. It is situated near the river Clwyd."

"SEGRWYD, (or Segroit), a township in the parish of Llanrhaidr-in-Kinmerch, county Denbigh, 1 mile S.W. of Denbigh.

"TREFYDD BYCHAIN, a township in the parish of Llanrhaidr-in-Kinmerch, county Denbigh, 3 miles S.E. of Denbigh."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018