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Llanfair Fechan, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Llanfairfechan, a village and a parish in Carnarvonshire. The village stands on the coast, under Penmaen Mawr, 7¼ miles E by N of Bangor; is a pleasant watering-place, and has a station on the Holyhead and Chester branch of the L. & N.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) The parish comprises 4425 acres of land and 1237 of water, including 1194 of foreshore; population, 2407. Penmaen Mawr rises to the altitude of 1553 feet. Bryn-y-Neuadd is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £171 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The parochial church is good, and there is a chapel of ease for service in English. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, Congregational, and Calvinistic Methodist chapels.

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 - 1974

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

Civil Registration

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For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanfair Fechan from 1837 to 1974 you should search for the Bangor Registration District.

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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