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Bala Lake, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Bala-Lake, Llyn-Tegid, or Pimble-Mere, a lake in Merionethshire. It extends north-eastward to Bala; is 3½ miles long, over ½ a mile broad, and more than 100 feet deep; receives the river Dyfrdwy at its head, and discharges the Dee from its foot. The circuit of the lake is about 11 miles. Its shores are gravelly; its borders are wooded, easy slopes; its flanks, hills of no great beauty, overlooked by interesting mountains. Its waters abound with pike, and contain perch, roach, eels, charr, and gwyniad. The fishery belonged anciently to Basingwerk Abbey, and is now the property of Sir W. W. Wynn, who has a fishing lodge at the head, called Glan-Llyn.

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

Land and Property

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


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