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Llandanwg, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Llandanwg, a parish in Merionethshire, on the coast, at the mouth of the river Artro, 2 miles S of Harlech. It contains Harlech, which has a post, money order, and telegraph office (B.S.O.) Acreage, 3627 of land, with 38 of adjacent tidal water and 679 of foreshore; population of the civil parish, 932; of the ecclesiastical, 1368. The surface is for the most part hilly, wild, and barren. The living is a rectory, united with the perpetual curacy of Llanbedr, in the diocese of Bangor; gross value, £172. Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church is dedicated to St Tanwg, stands close to the shore, is Early English, with some interesting interior features, but is in a ruinous condition.

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 Llandanwg from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Ffestiniog Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llandanwg 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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