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Llanengan, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Llanengan, a parish in Carnarvonshire, at the SE extremity of the Lleyn Peninsula, between St Tudwalls Bay and Hell's Mouth Bay, 7 miles SW of Pwllheli. It contains the villages of Llanengan and Abersoch, the former of which has a post office under Pwllheli; money order and telegraph office, Abersoch. Acreage, 4048, with 271 of foreshore; population, 1286. Trwyn Cilan headland, between the two bays, shows interesting scenery, and other parts also are picturesque. The coast is swept by currents much dreaded by mariners, and the part of it on the E side of Forth Nigel or Hell's Mouth Bay was the scene of the shipwreck of the Transit in 1839. Three ancient camps and some other antiquities are within the parish. Two small islands, called St Tudwalls, lie off the E coast, and one of them has ruins of an ancient chapel. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £249 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church is dedicated to St Einion, occupies the site of one built in the 6th century, is a fine structure of the early part of the 16th century, has been restored, contains a very richly carved rood-screen, and has bells said to have been brought from Bardsey. There are Calvinistic Methodist and Congregational chapels.

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

Administration

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

Civil parishLlanengan 
County Court districtPwllheli 
DioceseBangor 
Ecclesiastical parishAbersoch St. Anian 
HundredGafllogion 
Petty-Sessional DivisionPwllheli 
Poor Law unionPwllheli 
Registration districtPwllheli1837 - 1937
Registration districtPwllheli1837 - 1937
Registration districtPwllheli & Portmadoc1937 - 1974
Registration sub-districtPwllheli 

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 Llanengan from 1837 to 1937 you should search for the Pwllheli Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanengan from 1837 to 1937 you should search for the Pwllheli Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanengan from 1937 to 1974 you should search for the Pwllheli & Portmadoc Registration District.


Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Carnarvonshire is available to browse.


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyGwynedd
RegionWales
CountryWales
Postal districtLL53
Post TownPwllheli