Abergele, Conwy

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Abergele is a resort town, community and ecclesiastical parish in the County Borough of Conwy on the north coast of Wales.

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


"A market town and parish in the Union of St. Asaph, hundred of Isdulas, county of Denbigh; 12 miles (NW) from Denbigh, 20 miles (NW) from Ruthin, and 209 miles (NW) from London. ..... The town is delightfully situated in a pleasant valley, watered by the river Gele, and within half a mile of the Irish Sea, which forms the northern boundary of the parish. The coast, in some parts, is terminated by sandy cliffs, impending over the sea, which, according to tradition, has made considerable encroachment upon the land. ..... The environs abound with picturesque and strikingly bold scenery, and afford various pleasing and interesting excursions."  [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 & 1849, Samuel Lewis]

The ancient parish was made up of several townships, inlcuding: Abergele, (or Tre'r Dre), Towyn Uchaf, Towyn Isaf, Bodoryn, Bodtegwal, Hendregyda, Dolganed, Serior, Brynffanigl, Nant Dinhengroen, Garthgogo, Gwrych, and Penrhyn Dulas. For more information see Abergele, Denbighshire at genuki.org.uk


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


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