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Llanbedr, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Llanbedr, a village and a parish in Merionethshire. The village stands on the river Artro, near the coast, 2 miles SSE of Harlech; is a pretty place, embosomed in wood; has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.), and a station (Llanbedr and Pensarn) on the Cambrian railway; is one of the best fishing stations in Merionethshire, and serves as a good point to the tourist for exploring the romantic scenery of Glyn Artro and the neighbouring passes. The parish contains also the hamlet of Gwyn Fryn, and comprises 7479 acres of land, 56 of water, and 281 of foreshore; population, 436. The surface is hilly, and the rocks contain manganese. Several cromlechs and meini hirion are in the neighbourhood. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Llandanwg, in the diocese of Bangor.

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 districtFfestiniog1837 - 1935
Registration districtMerioneth North1935 - 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 Llanbedr from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Ffestiniog Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanbedr from 1935 to 1974 you should search for the Merioneth North 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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