Local Place Names

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Many historic sources, such as parish registers, banns, wills, censuses and civil registration documents, may give different versions of a place name.

This table gives Welsh and English versions of many local place names and is sortable by Welsh Name, English Name or Historic County.

  • Those names struck-through can now be regarded as redundant
  • Hyphenated versions are not given
  • Many spelling variations also exist!

Welsh Name

English Name

Historic County

Acstyn

Axton

Flintshire

Alrhe

Althrey

Flintshire (Maelor) 

Bae Cinmel

Kinmel Bay

Flintshire

Bae Colwyn

Colwyn Bay

Denbighshire

Bangor is y Coed / Bangor Iscoed

Bangor on Dee

Flintshire (Maelor)

Bers

Bersham

Denbighshire

Bradle

Bradley

Denbighshire

Brogyntyn

Porkington

Shropshire

Brychdyn

Broughton

Flintshire

Bryn Iorcyn

Bryn Iorkyn

Flintshire

Bryn Mali

Brynmally

Denbighshire

Bryncunallt

Brynkinallt

Denbighshire

Brynffordd

Brynford

Flintshire

Brynhyfryd

Summerhill

Denbighshire

Bwcle

Buckley

Flintshire

Bwras

Borras

Denbighshire

Caer

Chester

Cheshire

Caer Din

Gardden

Denbighshire

Cei Connah

Connah's Quay

Flintshire

Chwilog

Wheelock

Cheshire

Chwitffordd

Whitford

Flintshire

Cilcain

Cilcen

Flintshire

Cilgwri

The Wirral

Cheshire

Cilhendre

Kilhendre

Shropshire

Cnwcin

Knockin

Shropshire

Coed Babis

Babbinswood

Shropshire

Coed Llai

Leeswood

Flintshire

Cricieth

Crickheath

Shropshire

Cristionydd Cynrig

Christionydd Kenrick

Denbighshire

Croes Eglwys

Eglwys Cross

Flintshire (Maelor)

Croesesgob

Bistre

Flintshire

Croesfaen / Creuddyn

Ruyton-XI-Towns

Shropshire

Croesoswallt

Oswestry

Shropshire

Cwnsyllt

Coleshill

Flintshire

Dinbych

Denbigh

Denbighshire

Diserth

Dyserth

Flintshire

Eglwysau Basa

Baschurch

Shropshire

Erbistog

Erbistock

Denbighshire

Erddig

Erthig

Denbighshire

Esclys

Esclusham

Denbighshire

Fflannog

Flannog

Shropshire

Ffordun

Forden

Montgomeryshire

Ffrwd

Frood

Flintshire

Ffynnongroyw

Ffynnongroew

Flintshire

Gallt Melyd

Meliden

Flintshire

Generdinlle

Kinnerley

Shropshire

Glanyrafon

Southsea

Denbighshire

Glyntraean

Glyntraian

Denbighshire

Gresffordd

Gresford

Denbighshire

Gwaunyterfyn

Acton

Denbighshire

Gwepra

Wepre

Flintshire

Gyffylliog

Cyffylliog

Flintshire

Halchdyn

Halghton

Flintshire (Maelor)

Halchdyn

Halton

Denbighshire

Helygain

Halkyn

Flintshire

Hen Golwyn

Old Colwyn

Denbighshire

Iffton

Ifton

Shropshire

Iscoed

Iscoyd / Whitewell

Flintshire (Maelor)

Lafister

Lavister

Denbighshire

Licswm

Lixwm

Flintshire

Llai

Llay

Denbighshire

Llanddoged

Llandoget

Denbighshire

Llandegan

Landican

Cheshire

Llandrillo yn Rhos

Rhos on Sea

Denbighshire

Llandudlyst yn y Traean

Dudleston

Shropshire

Llandysilio yn Iâl

Llantysilio

Denbighshire

Llanelwy

St. Asaph

Flintshire

Llaneurgain

Northop

Flintshire

Llanfarthin

St Martins

Shropshire

Llanfihangel yng Ngheintyn

Alberbury

Shropshire

Llanfor

Llanfawr

Merionethshire

Llannerch Banna

Penley

Flintshire (Maelor)

Llanrhaeadr

Llanrhaiader

Denbighshire

Llansansiôr

St. George

Denbighshire

Llwyn Tydmon

Llwyntidman

Shropshire

Llys Bedydd

Bettisfield

Flintshire (Maelor)

Llysfeisir

Maesbury

Shropshire

Maesbrog

Maesbrook

Shropshire

Maesglas

Greenfield

Flintshire

Marchwiail

Marchwiel

Denbighshire

Melwern

Melverley

Shropshire

Mwynglawdd

Minera

Denbighshire

Nercwys

Nerquis

Flintshire

Neuadd Llaneurgain

Northop Hall

Flintshire

Owrtyn

Overton

Flintshire (Maelor)

Parc Du

Black Park

Denbighshire

Penarlâg

Hawarden

Flintshire

Penbedw

Birkenhead

Cheshire

Pentre Aeron

Pentre Aaron

Shropshire

Pentre Cynrig

Pentre Kenrick

Shropshire

Pentre Moch

Northop Hall

Flintshire

Pentrehobyn

Pentrobin

Flintshire

Plas Madog

Plas Madoc

Denbighshire

Ponciau

Ponkey

Denbighshire

Pontbleiddyn

Pontblyddyn

Flintshire

Pontybotcyn

Pontybodkin

Flintshire

Porffordd

Pulford

Cheshire

Prys

Prees

Shropshire

Prys Gwyn

Preesgweene

Shropshire

Prys Henlle

Preeshenlle

Shropshire

Rhedynfre

Farndon

Cheshire

Rhiwabon

Ruabon / Rhuabon

Denbighshire

Rhosnesni

Rhosnessney

Denbighshire

Rhosymadog

Rhosymadoc

Denbighshire

Rhuthun

Ruthin

Denbighshire

Sodyllt

Sodylt

Shropshire

Sonlli

Sontley

Denbighshire

Stryt Dinas

Street Dinas

Shropshire

Stryt Isa

Street Issa

Denbighshire

Stryt Lydan

Street Lydan

Flintshire (Maelor)

Swinau

Sweeny

Shropshire

Sychdyn

Soughton

Flintshire

Sylatyn

Selattyn

Shropshire

Tal Clegir

Nesscliffe

Shropshire

Terfyn

Tarvin

Cheshire

Treboeth

Handbridge

Cheshire

Trefalun

Allington

Denbighshire

Treffynnon

Holywell

Flintshire

Trehywel

Trehowell

Shropshire

Trelawnyd

Newmarket

Flintshire

Treuddyn

Tryddyn

Flintshire

Tywyn

Towyn

Denbighshire

Wrecsam

Wrexham

Denbighshire

Wryddymbre

Worthenbury

Denbighshire

Y Bers

Berse / Bersham

Denbighshire

Y Dorlan

Darland

Denbighshire

Y Dre Wen

Whittington

Shropshire

Y Felallt

Beeston

Cheshire

Y Fflint

Flint

Flintshire

Y Galedryd / Gledryd

Gledrid

Shropshire

Y Parlwr Du

Point of Ayr

Flintshire

Y Waun

Chirk

Denbighshire

Yr Amwythig

Shrewsbury

Shropshire

Yr Eglwys Wen

Whitchurch

Shropshire

Yr Hôb

Hope

Flintshire

Yr Orsedd

Rossett

Denbighshire

Yr Owredd

Arowry

Flintshire (Maelor)

Yr Wyddgrug

Mold

Flintshire

 

Sources:

  • The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales
  • The Welsh Academy English-Welsh Dictionary
  • Dictionary of the Place-names of Wales
  • A Vision of Britain Through Time
  • Archif Melville Richards
  • Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units, M. Richards (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1969)
  • Welsh Place Names in Shropshire, Richard Morgan (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1997)
  • Wrexham County Borough Council