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Llandecwyn, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Llandecwyn, a village and a parish in Merionethshire. The village stands high on a mountain side, about midway between the lakes Llyn Tecwyn Isaf and Llyn Tecwyn Uwchaf, above the Traeth Bach estuary, 1½ mile NNE of Talsarnau station on the Cambrian railway, and 4½ miles NNE of Harlech. The parish extends to the river, and includes much mountain and many lakes. Post town, Tan-y-BwIch (R.S.O.) Area, 6469 acres of land, 59 of water, and 51 of adjacent tidal water, and 101 of foreshore; population, 353. Maes-y-Neuadd is a chief residence. Stone is quarried, and lead ore is worked. The lakes abound with fish, and the scenery around them is interesting. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Llanfihangel-y-Traethau, in the diocese of Bangor. The church is Early English and is dedicated to St Tecwyn.

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