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Llanrhychwyn, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Llan Rhychwyn, a parish in Carnarvonshire, extending from the river Conway at the boundary with Denbighshire, 1½ mile W by N of Llanrwst, to Capel Curig and foot of Snowdon. Post town, Trefriw (R.S.O.) Acreage, 7754 of land and 267 of water; population, 473. A seat of the bard Taliesin was at the E end of Llyn Geirionydd. The land is hilly. Slate is quarried and lead ore is mined. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Trefriw, in the diocese of Bangor. The church, dedicated to St Rhychwyn, is very ancient, and consists of two aisles of the same length, and a bell-turret. It contains an ancient font and some old stained glass. The new church at Capel Curig is also in the parish.

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.

Registration districtLlanrwst1837 - 1935
Registration districtConway1935 - 1937
Registration districtConway Valley1937 - 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 Llanrhychwyn from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Llanrwst Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanrhychwyn from 1935 to 1937 you should search for the Conway Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanrhychwyn from 1937 to 1974 you should search for the Conway Valley Registration District.


Land and Property

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


Maps

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers online:

CountyConwy
RegionWales
CountryWales
Postal districtLL27
Post TownTrefriw