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Penmorfa, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Penmorfa, a village and a parish in Carnarvonshire. The village stands 2 miles WNW of Portmadoc. Post town, Portmadoc. The parish, with Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, was united in 1886 with Dolbenmaen. Acreage of the whole three parishes, 21,253; population, 2066. For civil purposes the three parishes are united and called Dolbenmaen, which has a parish council consisting of fifteen members. There is also a large village called Garn, with a population of about 800, in the united parishes, about 1 mile from Brynkis station. Much of the area is upland and waste. The living is a rectory, united with Dolbenmaen, in the diocese of Bangor; joint gross value, £250 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is good, and contains monuments to Sir John Owen and Sir Joseph Hubbert. There are Calvinistic Methodist and Congregational chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

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Land and Property

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Postal districtLL49
Post TownPorthmadog