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Llanfaelrhys, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Llanfaelrhys, a village and a parish in Carnarvonshire, at the extremity of the Lleyn Peninsula, under Mynydd Rhiw, adjacent to Hell's Mouth Bay, 12 miles SW of Pwll-heli, and 3 ENE of Aberdaron. Post town, Aberdaron, under Pwllheli. The parish, for civil purposes, is united with that of Rhiw. Acreage of the united parish, 3240; population, 490. There are manganese mines. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Aberdaron, in the diocese of Bangor. The church is dedicated to St Maelrhys.

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 districtPwllheli1837 - 1888

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 Llanfaelrhys from 1837 to 1888 you should search for the Pwllheli Registration District.

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Llanfaelrhys 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 districtLL53
Post TownPwllheli