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Llanllyfni, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Llanllyfni, a village and a parish in Carnarvonshire. The village stands on the river Llyfni, under Llywd Mawr, half a mile S of Pen-y-Groes station on the Carnarvonshire branch of the L. & N.W.R., and 7 miles S of Carnarvon. It has a post office under Pen-y-Groes (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Pen-y-Groes. The parish includes the villages of Pen-y-Groes and Nantlle, and comprises 7843 acres of land and 148 of water; population, 4968. The surface includes the south-western heights of Snowdonia. The Llyfni river issues from Nantlle Lake, and runs 5 miles west-north-westward to Carnarvon Bay. Slate is quarried extensively. An old house in Neath Glen is supposed to occupy the site of a residence of Edward I. in 1284. Traces exist of ancient British habitations. An ancient camp, called Craig-y-Dinas, is on the Llyfni. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £191 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is ancient, cruciform, and substantial. There are chapels of ease at Nantlle and Pen-y-Groes,and Baptist, Congregational, Calvinistic Methodist, and Wesleyan 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 districtCarnarvon1837 - 1937
Registration districtCaernarvon1937 - 1974

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 Llanllyfni from 1837 to 1937 you should search for the Carnarvon Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanllyfni from 1937 to 1974 you should search for the Caernarvon Registration District.

Land and Property

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


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtLL54
Post TownCaernarfon