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Trefriw, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Trefriw, a village and a parish in Carnarvonshire. The village stands on the river Conway, 1½ mile NW of Llanrwst, with a station (Llanrwst and Trefriw) on the Bettws-y-Coed and Festiniog branch of The L. & N.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) It is a pretty place, situated in the midst of charming scenery. The Conway is iiavigable for small vessels up to the village, where there is a quay for timber, slates, coal, &c. Some mineral springs, sulphurous and chalybeate, are about 1½ mile from the village. The parish comprises 1236 acres; population of the civil parish, 628; of the ecclesiastical, with Llanrhychwyn, 897. The living is a rectory, united with Llanrhychwyn, in the diocese of Bangor; gross value, £152 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church is modern. The parish church of Llanrhychwyn is a very ancient edifice. There are Calvinistic Methodist and Congregational 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 districtLlanrwst1837 - 1935
Registration districtConway1935 - 1937
Registration districtConway Valley1937 - 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 Trefriw from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Llanrwst Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Trefriw from 1935 to 1937 you should search for the Conway Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Trefriw from 1937 to 1974 you should search for the Conway Valley Registration District.

Land and Property

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


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

Postal districtLL27
Post TownTrefriw