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Denbigh (Welsh: Dinbych) is a town, community and ecclesiastical parish in Denbighshire, Wales. Prior to 1888, it was the county town of Denbighshire but was later replaced by Ruthin.

Before 1974 the town 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.


"DENBIGH,a borough, market town, and parish, having exclusive jurisdiction, locally in the hundred of Isaled, county of Denbigh (of which it is the ancient shire town); 218 miles (N.W.) from London, on the road from Ruthin to St. Asaph, containing 3786 inhabitants. ... Its presnt nams is a modernization of the Welsh designation Dinbech, signifying a small hill... " [ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis] For more information see Denbigh, Denbighshire at genuki.org.uk


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


Civil Registration

Church Records

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.

Probate Records

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