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Capel Curig, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Capel-Curig, a hamlet in Llandegai parish, and an ecclesiastical parish formed out of the parishes of Llanrhychwyn, Llanrwst, Llandegai, and Llanllechid, Carnarvonshire. The hamlet lies on the river Llugwy, at the foot of Moel-Siabod and Snowdon, 5½ miles W of Bettws-y-Coed, under which it has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) It is a resort for tourists and anglers. Public coaches from Bettws-y-Coed to Bangor, Llanberis, and Beddgelert pass through it. The surrounding scenery is most romantic, and the route hither to the top of Snowdon, though the most toilsome, is one of the best. The ecclesiastical parish includes the hamlet, and is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor; value, £132 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is recent and good. Population, 447.

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 districtLlanrwst1904 - 1935
Registration districtConway1935 - 1937
Registration districtConway Valley1937 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Capel Curig 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 districtLL24
Post TownBetws-Y-Coed