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*[[Ecclesiastical parish]] - a geographic subdivision of a diocese; the term is used in England to distinguish it from the corresponding civil parish.  
 
*[[Ecclesiastical parish]] - a geographic subdivision of a diocese; the term is used in England to distinguish it from the corresponding civil parish.  
 
*[[Parish Administration in England and Wales]] - how English and Welsh parishes were managed from the 16th century and the sort of records which resulted
 
*[[Parish Administration in England and Wales]] - how English and Welsh parishes were managed from the 16th century and the sort of records which resulted
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To find an individual parish page, go to [[England Parishes]] which lists the historic counties of England and links to their constituent parishes. For [[Wales]], start with [[Start your Welsh genealogy]].
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For individual English parish pages, see the relevant historic county or London page accessible from [[England Parishes]].
 
 
<br> For individual Welsh parish pages, see the relevant historic county page:
 
 
*[[Anglesey Parishes|Anglesey]]
 
*[[Breconshire Parishes|Breconshire]]
 
*[[Caernarfonshire Parishes|Caernarvonshire]]
 
*[[Cardiganshire Parishes|Cardiganshire]]
 
*[[Carmarthenshire Parishes|Carmarthenshire]]
 
*[[Denbighshire Parishes|Denbighshire]]
 
*[[Flintshire Parishes|Flintshire]]
 
*[[Glamorgan Parishes|Glamorgan]]
 
*[[Merionethshire Parishes|Merionethshire]]
 
*[[Monmouthshire Parishes|Monmouthshire]]
 
*[[Montgomeryshire Parishes|Montgomeryshire]]
 
*[[Pembrokeshire Parishes|Pembrokeshire]]
 
*[[Radnorshire Parishes|Radnorshire]]
 
  
 
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  • Ancient parish - districts in England formed by the 13th century each with its own priest and often with boundaries the same as the local manor; given increasing civil administrative functions, their civil importance declined with the abolition of Church Rates in 1868.
  • Civil parish - in England, the smallest local government division, during the 19th century, took over the civil administrative activities of the ancient parishes and other areas. In Wales, the term used is community.
  • Ecclesiastical parish - a geographic subdivision of a diocese; the term is used in England to distinguish it from the corresponding civil parish.
  • Parish Administration in England and Wales - how English and Welsh parishes were managed from the 16th century and the sort of records which resulted

To find an individual parish page, go to England Parishes which lists the historic counties of England and links to their constituent parishes. For Wales, start with Start your Welsh genealogy.


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