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Llanfihangel y Pennant, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, a parish in Merionethshire, on the river Dysynni, under Cader Idris, 5 miles SE of Ban-month and 7 NE of Towyn. It contains the townships of Llanllwydan, Maestrefnant, and Uwchygarreg, and part of Cedris, and its post town is Towyn (R.S.O.) Acreage, 10,240; population of the civil parish, 648; of the ecclesiastical, 722. On a hill are the scanty remains of Castell-y-Bere, an ancient castle, said to have been one of the largest in Wales. It was visited by Edward I. The living is a rectory, with Abergynolwyn annexed, in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £250. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church contains a Norman font, and is good. It has also a rare specimen of a leper's window.

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 districtFfestiniog1837 - 1886
Registration districtMerioneth South1935 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Merionethshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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