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Llanystymdwy, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Llanystymdwy, a village and a parish in Carnarvonshire. The village stands on the river Dwv-fawr, near the coast, 2 miles WNW of Criccieth, and 8 ENE of Pwlllieli. It has a post office under Criccieth (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Criccieth. The parish comprises 6764 acres of land and 64 of water, with 242 of adjacent tidal water and foreshore; population, 1084. Plas Hen belonged, in the time of King John, to Howell-y-Fwyell. Gwynfryn, Trefan, and Plashen are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Baugor; net value, £294 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church was rebuilt in. 1863. There are Congregational and Calvinistic Methodist 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 districtPwllheli1837 - 1937
Registration districtPwllheli & Portmadoc1937 - 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 Llanystymdwy from 1837 to 1937 you should search for the Pwllheli Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanystymdwy from 1937 to 1974 you should search for the Pwllheli & Portmadoc Registration District.

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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