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Llanwnda, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Llanwnda, a parish in Carnarvonshire, on the Roman road from Carnarvon, 3 miles S of Carnarvon, with a station on the Carnarvonshire branch of the L. & N.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Carnarvon. It includes the village of Rhostryfan. Acreage, 7332 of land and 102 of water, with 692 of adjacent tidal water and foreshore; population, 2162. Slate is quarried. Ancient British camps are at Hen Gastell and Dinas Gorvai. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Llanfaglan, in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £215 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is dedicated to St Gwyndav, and is Early English, cruciform, and good. There is a chapel of ease at Rhostryfan, and Calvinistic Methodist and Congregational 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 Llanwnda from 1837 to 1937 you should search for the Carnarvon Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanwnda 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 Llanwnda are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

Postal districtLL54
Post TownCaernarfon