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Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Anglesey

Historical Description

Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, a village and a parish in Anglesey. The village stands near the Menai Strait, 5 miles SW of Beaumaris, 4 W of Bangor, and near the Britannia Tubular Bridge; takes the latter part of its name, signifying " raging pool," from the Swilly rocks whirlpool in the strait; and has a station, of the name of Llanfair, on the Chester and Holyhead section of the L. & N.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office of the name of Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll (R.S.O.) The parish comprises 844 acres; population, 961. Plas Newydd, the seat of the Marquis of Anglesey, also is adjacent. Craig-y-Ddinas, a rocky eminence 260 feet high, commands a very rich panoramic view; was formerly crowned with an ancient camp, and is now surmounted by a column 100 feet high, commemorative of the military career of the Marquis of Anglesey, and bearing aloft a colossal bronze statue by Noble, set up in 1860. Building stone is quarried and shipped. The living is a rectory, united with the perpetual curacy of Llandysilio, in the diocese of Bangor; gross value, £176 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is chiefly modern, retains a portion of an old church, with a remarkable apse, and has a fine broach spire. The churchyard contains an obelisk to the memory of the workmen who were killed during the construction of the Menai Bridge.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Registration districtBangor1837 - 1937
Registration districtAnglesey East1937 - 1968
Registration districtAnglesey1968 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll from 1837 to 1937 you should search for the Bangor Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll from 1937 to 1968 you should search for the Anglesey East Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll 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 Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyIsle of Anglesey
RegionNorth Wales
Postal districtLL61
Post TownLlanfairpwllgwyngyll