"Denbighshire, maritime co. of N. Wales; bounded N. by the Irish
Sea, length NW. and SE., 42 miles; breadth, NE. and SW., from 7 to 27 miles;
coast-line, about 9 miles; area, 425,038 ac.; pop. 111,740. There is some
level ground along the N.; the E. is hilly; and the mountains on the S.
and W. rise from 1000 to 2500 ft. high"
from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887