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Corris, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Corris, a village and a township, in Talyllyn parish, Merionethshire, and an ecclesiastical parish partly also in Llanwrin parish, Montgomeryshire. The village stands under Cader-Idris, 6 miles N by E of Machynlleth. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.), and a station on the Corris railway, a short line from Machynlleth to Aberlle-fenny. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1861. Population, 1565. The quarrying of slates of excellent quality is extensively carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £153 with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Londonderry. The church was built in 1860. There are Wesleyan and Calvinistic Methodist chapels.

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

Land and Property

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