from  CROCKER'S  WREXHAM DIRECTORY 1882

Bwlchgwyn   - Is a village in the civil parish of Brymbo, the population being returned with Brymbo.

  • Post Office   -Joseph Morris, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from all parts at 8-15 a.m. and despatched at 5-0 p.m. Money Order and Savings Bank Office.
  • Board School   -Wm. Morris, master;   Miss Ellen Owen, mistress.
  • Church   -Christ Church, Rev J.W. Jones, M.A. incumbent.
  • Chapels   -Methodist, Welsh Independent and Wesleyan.
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  • Jones   Rev J.W., M.A.
  • Jones   Rev Saml, (independent)
  • Kyrke   R.V., Nant-y-ffrith
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  • Belton   Robt, shopkeeper and beer retailer
  • Corfield   Thos, blacksmith
  • Davies   Edwd, beer retailer
  • Davies   Evan, grocer
  • Jones   David, beer retailer, Maes Maelor
  • Jones   Edward, shopkeeper
  • Jones   Wm, beer retailer
  • Kenrick   Edwd, grocer & draper
  • Langford   Jno, beer retailer, Maes Maelor
  • Lloyd   Thos, butcher
  • Morris   Joseph, grocer and sub-postmaster, and also quarry owner, (Corn Stone Quarry)
  • Parry   Jas, grocer and draper
  • Pugh   David, beer retailer
  • Rogers   Richd, tailor and draper
  • Williams   Griffith, grocer and blacksmith
  • Williams   Jas, wheelwright
  • Williams   Jno, beer retailer
  • Williams   Richd, pig dealer
  • Williams   Richd, beer retailer, Maes Maelor


   From  VILLAGES AND PARISHES IN THE COUNTY OF DENBIGHSHIRE  1886

  • MISCELLANEOUS
  • BwlchGwyn Smelt Works,   Alfred Podding, manager.
  • Podding   Alfred, smelt works manager, Glascoed Cottage.
  • Williams   Griffith, grocer and blacksmith, Bwlchgwyn.
  • PRIVATE RESIDENTS
  • Kyrke   Richard Venables, Bwlchgwyn.
  • Lynch   Mary, Glascoed Hall.
  • FARMERS
  • Edwards   James, Gwern-y-gaseg.
  • Jones   Edward, Bryn Glascoed.
  • Jones   Mary, Brithdir.
  • Jones   Robert, Glascoed farm.
  • Kendrick   Samuel, Graig-y-corn.
  • Parry   Nathan, Ffynnon-y-cwrw.


   From  SUTTON'S DIRECTORY  1889

  • POST OFFICE
  • Morris  Edward, postmaster, Bwlchgwyn. Letters arrive from all parts via Wrexham at 8.30am and are despatched thereto at 5pm.
  • PLACES OF WORSHIP
  • Christ Church  Rev. John Wm. Jones, rector.
  • Calvanistic Methodist Chapel
  • Independent Chapel
  • Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
  • SCHOOLS
  • Bwlchgwyn Board School   Wm. Davies, master.
  • PRIVATE RESIDENTS
  • Jones   Rev. John William, Bwlchgwyn.
  • Kyrke   R.H.V.Esq., Waen Farm.
  • Lynch   Mrs Mary E., Glascoed.
  • Polding   Alfred,Esq., Glascoed Cottage.
  • FARMERS
  • Belton   David, Bwlchgwyn.
  • Edwards   James, Gwern-y-gaseg, Bwlchgwyn.
  • Evans   Richard, Glascoed.
  • Hughes   Edward, Ffynon y Cwrw.
  • Jones   Edward, Bryn Glascoed.
  • Jones   Edward, near Four Crosses.
  • Jones   Isaac, Mountain farm.
  • Jones   Mary, Brithdir.
  • Kendrick   Samuel, Graig y Corn.
  • Roberts   Ellis, Pant Dedwydd.
  • Wilkinson   Henry, Cefn.
  • Wilkinson   James, Pentre Saeson.
  • Williams   Thomas, Nant road.
  • TRADERS & OTHERS
  • Belton   Robert, beer retailer.
  • Foundry Co. Ltd.   ironfounders, Pentre Saeson.
  • Jones   Charles, beer retailer.
  • Owen   Job., beer retailer
  • Parry   James, shopkeeper.
  • Pugh   David, beer retailer.
  • Rogers   Richard, draper.
  • Williams   Griffith, blacksmith and shop.


   From  WREXHAM DISTRICT DIRECTORY  1892

BWLCHGWN

  • POST OFFICE
  • Morris   Mrs J., sub-postmistress. Letters despatched at 5pm. Letters to be addressed "Bwlchgwyn, nr Wrexham".
  • PLACES OF WORSHIP
  • Christ Church   Rev. J.N. Jones, vicar.
  • Welsh Calvinistic Methodist
  • Wesleyan
  • Independent
  • SCHOOLS
  • Board School   Mr W. Davies, master;   Miss J.A. Roberts, mistress.
  • MISCELLANEOUS
  • Belton   T., farmer.
  • Belton   R., Hwntw Arms.
  • Belton   D., butcher.
  • Corfield   T., smith and grocer
  • Davies   W., board schools.
  • Edwards   J., Brithdir farm.
  • Davies   Mary, Kings Head Inn.
  • Davies   Margaret, grocer.
  • Edwards   J., farmer, Nant rd.
  • Edwards   J., Gwernygaseg farm.
  • Evans   J., farmer, Tan y Bwlch.
  • Edwards   R., Ty Newydd, Cefn rd.
  • Hughes   E., Ffynon y Cwrw farm.
  • Humphreys   T., Gorse.
  • Jones   I., Mountain farm.
  • Jones   E., farmer, Bryn Glascoed.
  • Jones   C., Red Lion Inn.
  • Jones   Rev. J.W., Vicarage.
  • Kendrick   S., farmer, Graig-y-Corn.
  • Kendrick   E.
  • Kyrke   R.H.V.,Esq, Nantyffrith.
  • Lloyd   T., butcher, Fronheulog hill.
  • Morris   J., Post office.
  • Owens   J., Westminster Arms Inn.
  • Pugh   D., Joiners Arms Inn.
  • Parry   J., grocer, Cefn rd.
  • Rogers   R., draper.
  • Roberts   E., farmer, Pant Dedwydd.
  • Roberts   A., farmer.
  • Roberts   T., slater.
  • Wilkinson   J., Pentre Saeson farm.
  • Wilkinson   H., (senior) Cefn farm.
  • Williams   W., cattle dealer.
  • Williams   H., smith, Smelt.
  • Williams   J., wheelwright.
  • Williams   J., cattle dealer.
  • Williams   T., cattle dealer.
  • Williams   G., smith.


   From  SLATER'S DIRECTORY  1895

BWLCHGWYN is an ecclesiastical parish formed in 1880 from the ancient parishes of Wrexham and Hope, in the rural deanery and archdeaconry of Wrexham, diocecse of St.Asaph, and is situated 5 and a half miles north west of Wrexham and 2 miles from Coedpoeth.   The nearest railway station is at Brymbo, 2 miles distant.   Christ Church, a neat structure in the Gothic style, is capable of seating 200. It was erected in 1867, and a chancel was added in 1877.   The living is a vicarage, yearly value £195, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of St.Asaph, and held since 1892 by the Rev. William Arthur Jones of St.Bees. There are also chapels for Independents, Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists.

  • POST OFFICE
  • Morris  Joseph, postmaster.  Letters arrive from all parts via Wrexham at 7.35am & despatched thereto at 5.55pm. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Coed-Poeth, 2 miles distant.
  • PLACES OF WORSHIP
  • Christ Church   Rev. William Arthur Jones, vicar.
  • Calvanistic Methodist
  • Independent
  • Wesleyan Methodist
  • SCHOOL
  • Board School  (under the Wrexham School Board; average attendance 220): William Davies, master.
  • CARRIERS (General)
  • Edwards  Joseph
  • Hooson  Marian


   From  COPE'S NORTH WALES DIRECTORY  1932

  • Bwlchgwyn School   J.H. Richards, headmaster.
  • BUTCHERS
  • Morris   E.I., Llys Aled, Bwlchgwyn.
  • DRESSMAKERS
  • Williams   M., Prion Stores, Bwlchgwyn.
  • GROCERS
  • Davies   E.A., Brooklyn, Bwlchgwyn.
  • Edwards   F.A., Bradley rd and...
  • Hughes   J.A., Bwlchgwyn.
  • Jones   E., tea dealer, Bwlchgwyn.
  • Lloyd   J., Bwlchgwyn.
  • Roberts   Mrs P.H., 18 Brymbo rd, Bwlchgwyn.
  • Williams   S.E., Bwlchgwyn.
  • Williams   Stanley, Prion Stores, Bwlchgwyn.
  • HOTELS & PUBLIC HOUSES
  • Four Crosses Inn   C., Cadwaladr, proprietor, Bwlchgwyn.
  • Hunters' Arms   Bwlchgwyn.
  • Joiners Arms   Bwlchgwyn.
  • Kings Head   William Davies, proprietor. Visitors catered for.
  • Westminster Arms   Bwlchgwyn.
  • QUARRY OWNERS
  • Bwlchgwyn Silica Co. Ltd   Bwlchgwyn Quarries.


   From  BENNETT'S BUSINESS DIRECTORY  1936

  • Belton   R.A., butcher.
  • Bwlchgwyn Silica Co. Ltd
  • Bwlchgwyn Council School   J.H. Richards, headmaster.
  • Davies   E., butcher.
  • Edwards   I., Grocer.
  • Hwntw Arms   G. Davies, landlord.
  • Joiners Arms   E. Pugh, landlord.
  • Jones   Mrs, grocer, Maelor rd.
  • Kings Head   G. Davies, landlord.
  • Morris Bros   butchers.
  • Taylor Bros   ironfounders, Pentresaeson.
  • Westminster Arms   P. Hughes, landlord.


Bwlchgwyn

Directories

Covering the years

...1882 - 1936

Bwlchgwyn Directory Information 1882 - 1936

Information on business that operated within the village of Bwlchgwyn from 1882 upto 1936 has now been made availiable within this site.

Its amazing to view the number of business which the village once boasted, in a time of self sufficiency before the advent of the motor car and indeed, the super market. When we learn how the village once boasted its own tailor, wheelwright, grocers, butchers, etc, &  its own railway halt at Pentre Saeson, you wonder just what progress has been achieved over these past years.  

In  2006, few business remain. The village now has no shop or post office, with only three licensed premises remaining, namely the Milestone Inn, Kings Head Inn & The Moors (Four Crosses Inn). One other business which continues to remain within the village is the local bus company of 'George Edwards.'

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