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Llanllechid, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Llanllechid, a village and a parish in Carnarvonshire. The village stands near the river Ogwen, I3, mile N of Bethesda station on the Bangor and Bethesda branch of the L. & N.W.R., and 3¼ SE of Bangor, and has a post and money order office under Bangor; telegraph office, Bethesda. The parish contains also the villages of Talybont, Bethesda, Rachub, Gerlan, and Caellwyngryd. It comprises 17,412 acres of land and 178 of water, with 94 of adjacent tidal water and 279 of foreshore; population of the civil parish, 6988; of the ecclesiastical, 2035. Cochwillan was the birthplace of Bishop Williams and the residence of Archbishop Williams. The surface runs up the½northem offshoots of Snowdonia, and includes Camedd Llewelyn and Camedd Dafydd, which have altitudes of 3482 and 3430 feet respectively. The Penrhyn slate quarries are situated at Bethesda. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor; gross value, £353 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is dedicated to St Llechid, and was rebuilt in 1845. Glanogwen is a separate eccclesiastical parish, constituted in 1858. There are Congregational, Calvinistic Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels. See BETHESDA.

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

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Civil Registration

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Land and Property

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


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Postal districtLL57
Post TownBangor