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Gwyddelwern, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Gwyddelwern, a village and a parish in Merionethshire. The village stands on a branch of the river Alwen, near the boundary with Denbighshire, 2½ miles N by W of Corwen, and has a station on the Denbigh and Corwen branch of the L. & N.W.R., and a post office under Corwen; money order and telegraph office, Corwen. The parish includes the townships of Bonron, Maesgwyn, Trebach, Maesgamedd, Mey-arth, Bodgynfel, Clegir, and Aelbaiarn. Acreage, 6557; population of the civil parish, 727; of the ecclesiastical, 769. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £83 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. There are Calvinistic Methodist, Baptist, and Wesleyan chapels.

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 districtCorwen1837 - 1935
Registration districtMerioneth East1935 - 1974

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 Gwyddelwern from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Corwen Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Gwyddelwern from 1935 to 1974 you should search for the Merioneth East Registration District.

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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