Betws Abergele  Denbighshire


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

BETTWS-ABERGELE, or Bettws-yn-Rhos, a hamlet and a parish in St. Asaph district, Denbigh. The hamlet stands 3½ miles SW of Abergele r. station, and 9 W of St. Asaph; has a post office, of the name of BettwsAbergele, under Rhyl; and is occasionally a seat of petty sessions. The parish includes the townships of Beniarth, Bodlyman, Cilcen, Denhenfryn, Maesgwig, Tai, Trellan, and Trofarth. ...

Acres, 6,262. Real property, £3,720. Pop., 838. Houses, 193. The property is divided among a few. The surface lies high; is to a great extent uncultivated; and commands, from some points, grand views of the coast and the sea. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £399.* Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church is good. There are four dissenting chapels, and an endowed school with £44 a year.

Betws Abergele through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd September 2019

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