Llandrillo Yn Rhos St George

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Exterior photograph of Llandrillo yn Rhos St George

St. George

Sant Siôr

Ordnance Survey Reference:

SH 839802


Grade II

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The ancient parish of Llandrillo yn Rhos lies in the extreme north-west corner of Denbighshire. It originally contained the townships of Eirias, Colwyn, Rhiw, Cilgwyn, Llwyd Coed, Mochdre, and Dinerth (also spelled Dinarth). It was bounded on the east by Llysfaen parish, on the west by Llangwstenin and Eglwysrhos parishes (in Caernarfonshire), and on the north by the sea.

Until 1924, the parish of Llysfaen and the adjacent township of Eirias formed a detached portion of Caernarfonshire, within Denbighshire. There was also a detached portion of Eirias township in the extreme north-west corner of the parish.

The parish of Colwyn was created in 1844, Colwyn Bay in 1893, and Brynymaen in 1900. Most of the township of Cilgwyn was transferred to the parish of Llaneilian.

St. George's church, in the centre of the new development which had become known as Rhos on Sea, was opened in 1913, as a district church within the parish of Llandrillo yn Rhos.

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