Pentraeth, a village and a parish in Anglesey. The village stands on a rivulet running 1 mile thence to Red Wharf Bay, 5 miles N by W of Llanfair station on the L. & N.W.R., 5 NE of Llangefni, and 5½ W by N of Beaumaris; is a pretty place, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Menai Bridge, and fairs on 3 May and 25 Sept. The parish extends to the coast, and comprises 3348 acres of land and 6 of water, with 835 of foreshore; population of the civil parish, 812; of the ecclesiastical, with Llanbedr Goch, 1099. Plas Gwyn was long the seat of the Pantons, and passed to Lord Vivian. The rocks include gritstone, limestone, and marble, and the limestone is quarried for shipment at Porth Llongddu. Rare shells are found on the shore, and Dmidical stones are near Plas Gwyn. The living is a rectory, united with Llanbedr Goch, in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £105 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is ancient and contains monuments of the Pantons. There are Baptist, Calvinistic Methodist, and Congregational chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Registration district||Anglesey||1837 - 1852|
|Registration district||Bangor||1852 - 1937|
|Registration district||Anglesey East||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 Pentraeth from 1837 to 1852 you should search for the Anglesey Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Pentraeth from 1852 to 1937 you should search for the Bangor Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Pentraeth from 1937 to 1968 you should search for the Anglesey East Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Pentraeth 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 Pentraeth 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
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers online: