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Llanychan is village and ecclesiastical parish in Denbighshire, Wales. It is the smallest parish in the diocese of St. Asaph.

Before 1974 the village was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, between 1874 and 1996 in the County of Clwyd. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of Denbighshire.



"LLANYCHAN (LLAN-HYCHAN),a parish in the hundred of Ruthin, county of Denbigh, 3 miles (N.N.W.) from Ruthin, containing 115 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Hychan, who flourished in the fifth century, is pleasantly situated nearly in the centre of the fertile and picturesque Vale of Clwyd. It is only of inconsiderable extent, but in the beauty of its situation, and the richness and variety of the surrounding scenery, it is not inferior to any spot of the same extent in this part of the principality. The lands are all enclosed and in a high state of cultivation, and the soil is tolerably fertile. ... There is a place of worship for Calvinistic Methodists." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis]

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Years County
before 31 March 1974 Denbighshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
from 1 April 1996 Denbighshire


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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 464321.

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