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Llangwyfan, Anglesey

Historical Description

Llangwyfan, a parish in Anglesey, on the coast, 1 mile W of Aberffraw, and 3½ WSW of Ty Croes station on the Chester and Holyhead section of the L. & N.W.R. Post town, Aberffraw, under Ty Croes (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Ty Croes. Acreage, 1669; population, 168. Limestone and marble are quarried. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Trefdraeth, in the diocese of Bangor. The church is dedicated to St Cwyfan, and is Early Perpendicular; stands on a small island which is undergoing erosion by the sea; and, in consequence of the swamping of a narrow causeway which connected it with the mainland, has been abandoned.

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.

County Court districtLlangefni 
Ecclesiastical parishLlangwyfan St. Cwyfan 
Petty-Sessional DivisionValley district Anglesey second 
Poor Law unionHolyhead 
Registration districtAnglesey1837 - 1885
Registration districtHolyhead1885 - 1933
Registration sub-districtBryngwran 

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 Llangwyfan from 1837 to 1885 you should search for the Anglesey Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llangwyfan from 1885 to 1933 you should search for the Holyhead Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Llangwyfan from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Anglesey is online.


Online maps of Llangwyfan are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyIsle of Anglesey
RegionNorth Wales