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"DERWYN or DERWEN-YNIAL, a parish in the hundred of Ruthin, county of Denbigh, 7 miles (S.W. by S.) from Ruthin, containing 522 inhabitants. The village is situated near the source of the river Clwyd and abounds with springs of excellent water. ... About a mile from the village is a quarry of stone, which is soft and of peculiarly fine grain, and is much esteemed for sharpening the finest instruments, being found nowhere else in this country: great quantities are sent to London, and some of it has been exported to America. ... The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a small but interesting edifice, in the decorated style of English architecture, containing much beaurtifel screen-work, and ornamented with an elegant east window. ... There is a place of worship for Calvinistic Methodists." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis]
"DERWEN, two townships and a parish in Ruthin district, Denbigh. The townships are Derwen-Dyfanedd and Derwen-Ysgeifiog..." [Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72 John Marius Wilson]
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|before 31 March 1974||Denbighshire|
|1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996||Clwyd|
|from 1 April 1996||Denbighshire|
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 104272.
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