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Caerhun or Caer Bhun, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Caerhun or Caer-Bhun, a village and a parish in Carnarvonshire. The village stands on the Conway river, 4½ miles S of Conway. It occupies the site of the Roman Conovium, and has yielded many Roman relics. The parish includes the townships of Isarafon, Maen-y-Bardd, Penfio, and Rhwng-y-Ddwyafon, and its post town is Conway. Acreage, 12,770; population of the civil parish, 946; of the ecclesiastical, 899. The surface comprises mountains, glens, woods, and chasms, and is highly picturesque. It is the resort of numerous artists, who have a nourishing club in the neighbourhood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £300 with residence. The church is very ancient and quaint, dating back to the 7th century.

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 districtConway1837 - 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 Caerhun or Caer Bhun from 1837 to 1937 you should search for the Conway Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Caerhun or Caer Bhun 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.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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