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Llanrug, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Llanrug or Llanfihangel-yn-Rug, a village and a parish in Carnarvonshire. The village lies on the river Seiont, adjacent to Pontrhythallt station on the Carnarvon and Llan-beris branch of the L. & N.W.R., 3½ miles E of Carnarvon, and has a post and money order office, of the name of Llanrug, under Carnarvon; telegraph office, Cae Athraw. The parish contains also the village of Cwm-y-Glo. Acreage, 4933; population of the civil parish, 2758; of the ecclesiastical, 2721. Glangwnna, Pla,s Tirion, Bryn-bras Castle, Llwyn-y-braiu, Plas-gwyn, Tyddyn Elau, and Pantavon are chief residences. Slate quarries are at Cefn Du and Glyn Rhonwy, and a manufacture of writing slates is carried on. There are an ancient camp and many vestiges of ancient British habitations. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £134 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church stands on a hill, and is old and cruciform. An inscribed stone is on the grounds of the parsonage. There are Baptist, Congregational, Wesleyan, and Calvinistic Methodist chapels. Edwards, the surgeon to Anson in his voyages, was a native, and is buried in the churchyard.

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


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Postal districtLL55
Post TownCaernarfon