Llanfaethly or Llanfaethlu, a parish in Anglesey, on Holyhead Bay, 5 miles N of Valley station on the L. & N.W.R., and 9 NE of Holyhead. It has a post and telegraph office under Valley (R.S.O.); money order office, Rhydwen. Acreage, 2471, with 143 of foreshore; population of the civil parish, 379; of the ecclesiastical, 578. A station of the Holyhead and Liverpool semaphore telegraph line was here. It is supposed to have been known at a very early period by the Romans, as there are several Roman names of places in the parish. A piece of copper ore weighing 54 Ibs. was found in 1757 stamped with the Roman letter L. Carreglwyd is the ancient family mansion of the Griffiths, by whom it was occupied for several centuries. Some very ancient graves, covered with rough stones, have been discovered at Henshop, and at Bryn Maethlu there has been unearthed an ancient Druidical cirenlar ruin about a yard in diameter. The living is a rectory, united with the perpetual curacy of Llanfwrog, in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £320 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is dedicated to St Maethlu. A portion of the church, which was enlarged in 1876 by the addition of a handsome little chancel, is very old, having been restored in 1618 by the Griffiths, while the font bears the date of 1640, and some of the oak carved work near the altar that of 1635. There are Calvinistic Methodist and Baptist chapels. With the exception of the grounds of Carreglwyd the parish is very bare, but the air is bracing, the climate salubrious, and the seashore affords excellent bathing.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Registration district||Anglesey||1837 - 1885|
|Registration district||Holyhead||1885 - 1937|
|Registration district||Anglesey West||1937 - 1968|
|Registration district||Anglesey||1968 - 1974|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanfaethlu from 1837 to 1885 you should search for the Anglesey Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanfaethlu from 1885 to 1937 you should search for the Holyhead Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanfaethlu from 1937 to 1968 you should search for the Anglesey West Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanfaethlu from 1968 to 1974 you should search for the Anglesey Registration District.
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Anglesey is online.
Online maps of Llanfaethlu are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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