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Llysfaen, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Llysfaen, a village and a parish in Carnarvonshire. The village stands near the coast, 5 miles W of Abergele, and has a station on the L. & N.W.R., and a post office under Abergele (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Llandulas. The parish contains the townships of Isallt, Isyfford, Pant, Penmaen, and Ehungyddwyffordd. Acreage, 1879; population of the civil parish, 1700; of the ecclesiastical, 1207. Llysfaen Hill is about 700 feet high, commands a magnificent view, and was crowned by a semaphore telegraph station on the line from Holyhead to Liverpool. Limestone is very largely worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £232 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. There are 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.

County Court districtConway 
DioceseSt. Asaph 
Ecclesiastical parishLlysfaen St. Cynfran 
Petty-Sessional DivisionIsdulas 
Poor Law unionConway 
Registration districtConway1837 - 1927
Registration sub-districtCreuddyn 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth Wales
Postal districtLL29
Post TownColwyn Bay