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Dolbenmaen, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Dolbenmaen, a parish in Carnarvonshire, on the Dwy-fawr river, under Llwyd-mawr, 2 miles SW of Brynkir station on the Carnarvonshire branch of the L. & N.W.R., 4½ NW of Tremadoc, and 4¼ N of Criccieth. It has a post and money order office, of the name of Garn-Dolbenmaen (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Criccieth. Acreage, including the civil parishes of Llanfihangel-y-pennant and Penmorfa, which were amalgamated in 1886, 21,253; population of the civil parish, 2066; of the ecclesiastical, 148. The living is a rectory, with Penmorfa annexed, in the diocese of Bangor; joint gross value, £150 with residence. The church was built in 1426, repaired in 1847, and restored and modernised in 1879. There is a Baptist and Calvinistic Methodist chapel.

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 districtFfestiniog1837 - 1935
Registration districtPwllheli1935 - 1937
Registration districtPwllheli & Portmadoc1937 - 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 Dolbenmaen from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Ffestiniog Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Dolbenmaen from 1935 to 1937 you should search for the Pwllheli Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Dolbenmaen from 1937 to 1974 you should search for the Pwllheli & Portmadoc Registration District.

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Dolbenmaen 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 districtLL51
Post TownGarndolbenmaen