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Bettws Garmon, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Bettws-Garmon, a hamlet and a parish in Carnarvonshire. The hamlet stands on an eminence, adjacent to the rivulet Gwyrfai, amid grand scenery of crag, lake, and mountain, 5 miles SE of Carnarvon, and has a station on the North Wales narrow gauge railway from Dinas to Rhyd-ddu. The parish comprises 2723 acres; population of the civil parish, 124; of the ecclesiastical, with Waenfawr, 1366. It has a post office under Carnarvon; money order office, Waenfawr; telegraph office, Caerthraw. The surface is largely mountainous, and lies immediately W of Snowdon. Green pastures below the hamlet contrast finely with bold crags and rugged heights above. A spring on the hill side, called St Garmon's Well, about a mile W of the hamlet, has considerable medicinal repute. The living is a vicarage, with Waenfawr, in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £238. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is small, and very ancient.

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 districtCarnarvon1837 - 1937
Registration districtCaernarvon1937 - 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 Bettws Garmon from 1837 to 1937 you should search for the Carnarvon Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Bettws Garmon from 1937 to 1974 you should search for the Caernarvon Registration District.

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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