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Penllech, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Penllech, a parish in Carnarvonshire, on the W coast of the Lleyn peninsula, 10½ miles W by S of Pwllheli. Acreage, 2182; population, 252. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Llangwnadle, in the diocese of Bangor. The church is dedicated to St Mary.

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 districtPwllheli 
Ecclesiastical parishPenllech St. Mary 
Petty-Sessional DivisionPwllheli 
Poor Law unionPwllheli 
Registration districtPwllheli1837 - 1934
Registration sub-districtAberdaron 

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 Penllech from 1837 to 1934 you should search for the Pwllheli Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Penllech from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionNorth Wales
Postal districtLL53
Post TownPwllheli