Denbighshire collieries the northeast wales coalfield stretched from oswestry in the south to prestatyn in the north and included mines in denbighshire, flintshire and shropshire. Brymbo parish church the clwyd family history society. Photo by john mann looking south at the site of brymbo station in january 2010. Broughton appears in the domesday book as brochetune or broctune, a common. The picture to the right shows brymbo hall from the air, taken in the early 1950s. The english placename broughton appears in the domesday book survey of the area and probably means brook town. Wrexham man pens book to coincide with 25th anniversary of brymbo steelworks closure. By 1821 there was a total of 41 coal pits on the brymbo hall estate alone. May 06, 2008 hi, another brymbo book and not just about trains.
He gave me an autographed copy of his book on brymbo. Coal was one of the reasons john wilkinson bought the brymbo hall estate in 1792 and founded his famous ironworks there. The northeast wales coalfield stretched from oswestry in the south to prestatyn in the north and included mines in denbighshire, flintshire and shropshire the denbighshire part of the coalfield was centred around the parishes of chirk, ruabon and wrexham, formerly heavily industrialised areas with large deposits of iron, coal and clay. Broughton a joint township with brymbo in that part of the parish of. The 1829 sale catalogue of the brymbo estate is a fascinating document, especially so given that relatively few other good records of the hall and its grounds survive, and that there is no archaeological evidence left.
Brymbo library 2019 all you need to know before you go with photos libraries yelp. Stream tracks and playlists from brymbo heritage on your desktop or mobile device. A gentleman from stratford upon avon built the organ in 1870. The brymbo steel works is a major feature surrounded by much of the village of brymbo, incl st johns church at top of map, tai, brymbo colliery, the green, and many railway tracks. Brymbo hall is near the centre of the map and coverage stretches from smelt wood eastward to cefn, and from the green southward to tycerryg. Its early history was relatively obscure, the deeds having been destroyed. E guy and brotherspentre broughtonwas founded in about 1918 by my great uncle robert edwin guy of pentre broughton. Zion independent methodist church 1 mission hall, cerni. Brymbo hall the house, reputed to have been partly built to the designs of inigo jones, was noted as the residence of 18thcentury. Apr 09, 2018 the picture to the right shows brymbo hall from the air, taken in the early 1950s.
Southsea, wrexham, wales genealogy familysearch wiki. The railway through the station site survived until 1982. Map showing the relative positions of the brymbo fossil forest and the remaining ironworks buildings. Brymbo, st mary churchyard in brymbo, wrexham find a grave. The house is surrounded by what locals, in the 20th century, called brymbo park. North west male choir brymbo history of brymbo male choir.
Many links to brymbo, surrounding areas and wrexham. The villages name is derived from the welsh word pentre village along with broughton, the name of the township of the parish of wrexham later brymbo in which it was located. To work with communities to develop a sense of belonging and shared understanding of their needs, and to build community ownership of the council and its services. This project is a crucial first stage in the long term phased development of a heritage area that will combine nationally and internationally significant attractions to become a major tourist destinat. Brymbo is a large village and local government community, the lowest tier of local government, in wrexham county borough, wales. From those inauspicious beginnings an iconic brand was born. Andrew edwards, who was manchester united fc tv statistician, details history of football and cricket in. Published on sep 20, 2015 brymbo hall the house, reputed to have been partly built to the designs of inigo jones, was noted as the residence. It forms part of the wrexham urban area pop 63,000 and is also a local government ward. Brymbo, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in wrexham parish, denbighshire. The first school of my life was in brymbo where my father and his father and his father before him too had worked in the local steel works. We are looking for any old picturesphotographs of kent road, the lodge brymbo. History of the broughton area of wrexham,brynteg,pentre.
The end of brymbo hall the history of the township of brymbo. For family history information about the church and parish, visit the genuki brymbo page. Serlios fourth book, the regole generali darchitettura 1537. Several of the features recorded on it are very helpful in rounding out the evidence of the maps, deeds, one or two pictures, and various court cases which remain.
The story of brymbo brymbo was the location of a nationally important steelworks that was at the heart of a community until its closure in 1990. Book brymbo bed and breakfast, mickleton on tripadvisor. The house, reputed to have been partly built to the designs of inigo jones, was noted as the residence of 18thcentury industrialist and ironmaster john ironmad wilkinson. Sep 20, 2015 brymbo hall the house, reputed to have been partly built to the designs of inigo jones, was noted as the residence of 18thcentury industrialist and ironmaster john ironmad wilkinson. Brymbos own large house, the former home of the griffith. From 1805 a second furnace was brought into production. The denbighshire part of the coalfield was centred around the parishes of chirk, ruabon and wrexham, formerly heavily industrialised areas with large deposits of. History on january 10, 1910, a teenager from nebraska stepped off a train in kansas city, mo. Andrew edwards, who was manchester united fc tv statistician, details history. The station had been demolished and all that remained of it were some railings.
Associated with barymbo hall garden nprn 266412 source. It lies in the hilly country to the west of wrexham town, largely surrounded by farmland. The station building was to the left of the picture. If anyone can recommend links or places to visit this would be a great help. Brymbo hall, the house, reputed to have been partly built to the designs of inigo jones, was noted as the residence of 18thcentury industrialist and ironmaster john. Many earlier documents about brymbo mention a house, or property, called.
Originally,robert edwin,as he was known,started the business with horsedrawn vehicles but these were eventually all replaced by motor vehicles,first motor cars,then motor buses. Hi alan this pic is in the brymbo venture hall 1964. Explore this cemetery for graves, information and tombstones for names in brymbo, st mary churchyard in brymbo, wrexham, a find a grave cemetery. A vector image of a star to represent action to save this item. Search the worlds most comprehensive index of fulltext books. May 03, 2008 we are looking for any old picturesphotographs of kent road, the lodge brymbo. While the level of detail shown isnt huge, it reveals a few interesting landscape features long since destroyed by opencast mining. The revised second edition tackles the theories regarding judge jeffries as well as expanding on the history of the plas teg. Brymbo is a small village in the welsh mountains of wales.
History of brymbo, in wrexham and denbighshire map and. In august 1958 local workmen including ron pritchard were digging a pipe trench along cheshire view, brymbo, near wrexham, when they found a large capstone about 30cm below the surface. Ffynnonycwrw years ago, when i was a sixth former at grove park grammar school for girls, wrexham, i found an old book about the history of north wales in the school library. The site of brymbo gwr station looking southeast in february 1980. The new parish of brymbo was created on 6 december 1844. Brymbo, possibly from the welsh bryn baw mud hill or dirt hill first appears in records in 39, although the area had clearly been occupied for centuries beforehand see brymbo man below. Records images family tree genealogies catalog books research wiki. Brymbo library 2019 all you need to know before you go. During the late 19th century brymbo hall was the country home of the liberal mp for denbighshire, george osborne morgan.
Jul 20, 2012 in the previous post, we saw how the main estate of brymbo consisting of the hall and its lands, as well as the tenanted farms of penrhosisaf, mount sion, and mount pleasant, adding up to around 500 acres developed through the 1500s and 1600s. In the nineteenth century, a number of larger deep mines were sunk around the area, and the majority of the village of brymbo was developed as accommodation for the miners and ironworkers. Brymbo, denbighshire genealogy heraldry and history. Celebrating brymbo s rich natural, industrial and social heritage, leading a vision for the fossil forest and the restoration and reuse of the old iron. The one recorded by palmer relates to jane wynn, the granddaughter of robert griffith, the last of the old family of landowners, who in palmers time was still spoken of as roaming the premises, a century and more later. Brymbo hall had several different stories attached to it, or rather a single story which mutated over the years. Brymbo hall, one of britains lost houses, was a manor house located near brymbo outside the town of wrexham, north wales. The list has been compiled from several sources, including thomas lloyds lost houses of wales.
Aug 26, 2015 wrexham man pens book to coincide with 25th anniversary of brymbo steelworks closure. My name is alan owens pics, and i am putting together a web site on brymbo, my home village. The ecclesiastical parish of southsea was created in 1921, and was formed from part of the ancient parish of wrexham, together with parts of the parishes of broughton and brymbo the present church of all saints was converted from the former church hall, which was consecrated for use as a church on 15 april 1984. Wrexham man pens book to coincide with 25th anniversary of. Brymbo photos, maps, books, memories francis frith. At the 2001 census, the population of the village was 3,482, although the population of brymbo ward was only 2,653. Wrexham to brymbo timetable and route information, 12, 12e, 14 and 14a. A book detailing the history of plas teg and the trevor family was released by mark baker in 2006 and has been reprinted october 2007 after selling out.
However, it also appears on township rate books well back in the. Broughton a joint township with brymbo in that part of the parish of wrexham which is in the hundred of bromfield, county of denbigh. Wilkinsons ironworks produced its first iron in 1796 and its first steel in 1885. Sebastiano serlios fourth book, the regole generali darchitettura 1537. Thomas douglas glyn rogers, spoke that his greatgrandfather, thomas rogers, who was a joiner and builder, put the semicircular roof over the chancel sarah ann taylor of the queens head, brymbo, was the first person laid to rest in the churchyard, just inside the gates of st. Wrexham county borough council aims to provide high quality, responsive, costeffective services through a highly developed workforce. That remarkable monument of saxon industry, clawdd offa, or offas dyke, passes through this township, crossing near brymbo hall, where it has been levelled for the formation of railroads in connexion with the collieries and ironworks. The brymbo steelworks was a large steelworks in the village of brymbo near wrexham, wales.
If you have a news item or an event you wish to have published on this website please complete the form opposite and if you have a document or photo, upload it with the form only one upload per form submission. The present choir was formed in 1959 by a number of choristers from st marys church brymbo with the intention of entertaining locally. Brymbo hall, the house, reputed to have been partly built to the. After wilkinsons death, his estate was contested between his natural children, who he had fathered with the brymbo hall housekeeper ann lewis, and his nephew thomas jones. For twenty years the house was full of music, fine furniture and ceramics, hand printed books from the gregynog press and, most extraordinary of all, the sisters. It is stated in many books that the hall was demolished in 1973, shortly before. Brymbo, st mary churchyard in brymbo, wrexham find a. Yelp is a fun and easy way to find, recommend and talk about whats great and not so great in wrexham and beyond. Brymbo man brymbo is about 6 miles from plas kynaston, cefn mawr, on the north side of ruabon mountain. Brymbo male choir grew from the active community surrounding the local steelworks, and the history of male choirs in brymbo goes back over the past 100 years. A vector image of star to represent action to save this item login to save this item. Oral history at brymbo iron works the twitter logo in vector format.
Brymbo news, views, gossip, pictures, video north wales live. This exhibition tells the story of steel, the steelworks, and the men and women who worked there. Dedomsj25se, from an entry in the denbighshire inventory j. I cant remember the name of the book now but i seem to think that it was an account of a journey across. The school teachers used to put out small beds in the playground in the afternoon and the entire school population would go to sleep in the open air.
Coal was dug in brymbo during the middle ages and the industry was well established by tudor times 16th century. Broughton, wrexham, wales genealogy genealogy familysearch. Brymbo is a large village and local government community, the lowest tier of local government. It would be nice to know some of the history of our home. I was born and raised there 16 years before going in the army 1st the queens dragoon guards till november 1988, after which i lived for 18 years in colorado springs usa until spring 2006, then moved back to my home brymbo 2006.
Brymbo hall, the house, reputed to have been partly built to the designs of inigo jones, was noted as the residence of 18thcentury industrialist and ironmaster john ironmad wilkinson. My evans family lived in the lodge and brymbo area, moving from coedpoeth around 1890ish. Brymbo is a village in the county borough of wrexham, wales. The hall was largely unoccupied after 1930 and gradually fell into disrepair.1524 991 1424 981 988 1419 1150 1392 1569 1279 791 1162 1034 466 1579 1037 1325 1590 606 172 166 1164 490 91 111 1059 559 923 1244 480 27 234 617 799 449 738 138 1355 206 826 270 569 352 1252 737 256 699 386 609