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Llanfair, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Llanfair or Llanfair-by-Harlech, a parish in Merionethshire, on the coast, 1 mile S of Harlech, with stations at Llanbedr and Pensarn on the Cambrian railway. Posttown, Harlech (B.S.O.) Acreage, 5179; population, 412. The seaward views are very fine, and that toward Harlech is one of the most beautiful in Wales. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £123 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. Edmund Prys, who translated the Psalms into Welsh, was a native. The E window of the church was erected to his memory. Llanfair is becoming increasingly popular on account of its proximity to the sea, and by reason of its varied walks and scenery and its exceptionally safe and fine sandy beach.

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