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Port Dinorwic, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Port Dinorwic, a seaport village in Llanfair-is-Gaer and Bangor parishes, Carnarvonshire, on Menai Strait, 3½ miles NNE of Carnarvon. It has a station on the Bangor, Carnarvon, and Afon Wen branch of the L. & N.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bangor. There is a small harbour, with safe anchorage for about 120 vessels of 200 tons burden. The produce of the Llanberis slate quarries is brought here by a mineral railway and shipped. There are two churches, and also Baptist, Congregational, Wesleyan, and Methodist chapels.

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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