Denbighshire Record Office

Cwm Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 P/16

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Title: Cwm Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Short title: Cwm parish records

Dates of creation: 1727-1971

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (101 items)

Name of creator(s): Cwm Parish


Administrative and biographical history: The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes, including Cwm. The records of individual ecclesiastical parishes in Flintshire include registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, as well as records of the churchwardens and Parochial Church Councils, parish charities, schools, clubs and societies. Parish records were deposited at the Clwyd Record Office, following an agreement of 1976 between the Church in Wales and the Welsh County Councils. Following a decision by the Church in Wales to group parish collections by deanery, the records were transferred to Denbighshire Record Office in June 2009


Scope and content: Records of Cwm parish, 1727-1971, including registers, 1727-1971; service registers, 1902-1971; terrier and glebe papers 1774-[?1913]; tithe records, 1839-1927; enclosure records, 1807-1828; overseer's records, 1798-1916; income records, 1846-1944; churchwarden's records, 1845-1963; records of church affairs, 1931-1942; records of charities, 1771-1931; school records, 1846-1965; and miscellaneous, 1795-[?early 20th century].


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into two groups: Group One, incumbent records, overseer's records and school records; and Group Two consists of incumbent records, churchwarden's records, church affairs, overseer's records, charities, school records, and tithe records and enclosure records.

Conditions governing access: Access to some documents within this collection may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation. Please contact Denbighshire Record Office for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Denbighshire and Flintshire Record Offices.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained at Denbighshire Record Office.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Rev. G. E. Hughes, Dyserth, Rhyl, Clwyd, 1978, and Rev. Robert Rowlands, Dyserth, Rhyl, Clwyd, 1982.


Existence and location of copies: Microfilm copies of the parish registers are available at Flintshire Record Office, Denbighshire Record Office and the National Library of Wales.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Cwm Parish records catalogue; Diocese of St Asaph Homepage (, viewed 12 February 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: February 2004



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