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Rhiw, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Rhiw, a village and a parish in Carnarvonshire. The village stands on high rugged ground, adjacent to the head of Hells Month Bay, 10½ miles SW of Pwllheli. The parish was united in 1888 with that of Llanfachrhys. Acreage, 3240; population, 490; of the ecclesiastical, with Llandudwen, 307. Mynydd Rhiw has an altitude of 1013 feet. The living is a rectory, united with the perpetual curacy of Llandudwen, in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £70 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is Early English.

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 parishRhiw St. Aelrhiw 
Ecclesiastical parishLlanfaelrhys St. Maelrys 
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

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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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