Cymdeithas Hanes Teuluoedd Clwyd
Clwyd Family History Society
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Eglwysi

Churches

Gwytherin
Gwytherin Parish Church
St. Winifred
Santes Gwenfrewi
Cyf. AO/OS Ref.:
SJ 877614
Rhestredig/Listed:
Gradd/Grade II
Cyn/Pre 1974:
Sir Ddinbych/Denbighshire
1974 - 1996:
Clwyd
Ers/Since 1996:
Conwy

Gwytherin is one of the ancient parishes of Denbighshire; and has been described as "remote and mountainous". It is divided into two townships, Is-llan and Uwch-llan. At one time, there were two other townships, Pennant and Cornwal.

According to legend, St. Winifred, after leaving Holywell, became Abbess of a convent at Gwytherin.

The original church appears to have been founded by St. Eleri. It was re-built at some early period, and re-dedicated in the name of St. James. This building eventually became very dilapidated, and was taken down in 1867. The new church, which was consecrated on 3 June 1869, was dedicated to St. Winifred.


For family history information about the church and parish, visit the GENUKI Gwytherin page.


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