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Dwygyfylchi, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Dwygyfylchi, a village and a parish in Carnarvonshire. The village stands on the coast, under Penmaen-bach Mountain, adjacent to the Chester and Holyhead branch of the L. & N.W.R., about a mile ENE of Penmaenmawr railway station, and 2¼ miles W of Conway. It commands fine scenery of shore and mountain, a picturesque ravine, Nant Dalar Llwynog (the Fairy Glen), and a wild mountain pass, the Sychnant Pass, are in the neighbourhood. Post town, Penmaenmawr. The parish includes the watering-place of Pen-maenmawr. Acreage, 4076 of land and 384 of adjacent foreshore; population, 2744. Ancient British remains are found. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £240 with residence. There are churches at Dwy-gyfylchi and Penmaenmawr, and Baptist, Congregational, and Calvinistic Methodist 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 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 Dwygyfylchi from 1837 to 1937 you should search for the Conway Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Dwygyfylchi 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 Dwygyfylchi 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 districtLL34
Post TownPenmaenmawr