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Llanelltyd, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Llanelltyd, a village and a parish in Merionethshire. The village stands on the river Mawddach, at the influx of the Wnion, amid magnificent scenery, overhung by Cader Idris, 2 miles NW of Dolgelly, and has a post and money order office under Dolgelly; telegraph office, Dolgelly. There is a bridge of four arches across the Mawddach. The beauty of the scenery is enhanced by the near mass of Cader ! Idris, rearing its mighty head to the clouds, and sending down numerous offshoots clothed with wood to the edge of the water. The parish comprises 7935 acres of land, 66 of water, with 28 of adjacent tidal water, and 34 of foreshore; population, 386. Much of the surface is upland, and a considerable portion is barren. Copper ore is found, and supplies of peat are obtained. Cymmer Abbey, a ruined Cistercian abbey founded in the 12th century, is near the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £136. The church is dedicated to St Illtyd, and is ancient. There are Calvinistic Methodist and Congregational 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 districtDolgelly1837 - 1935
Registration districtMerioneth South1935 - 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 Llanelltyd from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Dolgelly Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanelltyd from 1935 to 1974 you should search for the Merioneth South 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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