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The Ogwen, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Ogwen, The, a river of Carnarvonshire. It issues from Llyn Ogwen, a narrow lake nearly a mile long between a shoulder of Carnedd Dafydd Mountain and the Tryfan and Glyder Fach Mountains; goes immediately into a wild narrow gorge, called the Pass of the Benglog; makes there a series of falls aggregately more than 100 feet deep; and runs thence about 9 miles north-north-westward past Bethesda to the Menai Strait at Bangor. Ogwen Bank, a seat of the Pennants, takes name from it.

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.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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