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Llanfihangel y Traethau, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Llanfihangel-y-Traethau, a parish in Merionethshire, on the coast, at the month of the river Dwyryd, 3½ miles N by E of Harlech. Post town, Harlech. Acreage, 5115 of land, 40 of water, 350 of tidal water, and 2632 of foreshore; population of the civil parish, 2759; of the ecclesiastical, 1002. A battle was fought in 1073 at Bron-yr-Erw between Trehaern-ab-Caradoc and Grufydd-ab-Cynan. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Llandecwyn, in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £141. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church occupies a pleasant site, and succeeded one which was founded in the time of King Edgar. There are two Calvinistic Methodist chapels, and the Festiniog Workhouse.

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 - 1897

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

Civil Registration

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For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanfihangel y Traethau from 1837 to 1897 you should search for the Ffestiniog 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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