Eglwysbach is an ancient parish. It comprised the townships of Maenan (in Caernarfonshire); and Esgair Ebrill, Pennant, Cefn y Coed and Bodnod, in Denbighshire.
St. Martin's church was mentioned in the Norwich Taxation of 1254. It was rebuilt in 1782, and restored in 1882.
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For family history information about the church and parish, visit the GENUKI Eglwysbach page.