Clocaenog, Denbighshire Genealogy

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Clocaenog is a rural village, community and ecclesiastical parish in Denbighshire, Wales.

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.

The Clocaenog Forest covers parts of Denbighshire and Conwy on the Mynydd Hiraethog.


In 1833: "CLOCAENOG, a parish in the hundred of Ruthin, county of Denbigh, 3½ miles (S.W.) from Ruthin, comprising Lower and Upper divsions, and containing 461 inhabitants....This parish is situated in a mountainous district, and the village is almost surrounded by unproductive and widely extended heaths: in the vicinity are some excellent quarries of stone, among which is that peculiar kind used for hones. ... The church, dedicated to St. Trillo, is a small neat edifice, with a fine east windows."[1]

For more information see Clocaenog at


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


Civil Registration

Church Records

The following records have been published:

  • St. Foddhyd's parish church - Baptisms (1813-1863): C058111
  • St. Foddhyd's parish church - Marriages (1813-1836): M058111

Church Records (Nonconformist)

Census Records

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 104273.

Probate Records

Maps and Gazetteers

Web Sites


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis