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Gwydir, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Gwydir, a township in Llanrwst parish, Carnarvonshire, on the river Conway, I mile SSW of Llanrwst. The manor belonged to the Berties and the Wynns, and belongs now to the Earl of Ancaster. Gwydir House includes part of a mansion built in 1555 by Sir John Wynn; consists chiefly of an addition made in 1816; contains some fine antique rooms, with antique furniture, and stands amid grounds with picturesque features, and commanding, at some points, very charming views. There is a small chapel, built in 1673.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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


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RegionNorth Wales