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Llanfrothen, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Llanfrothen, a village and a parish in Merionethshire. The village stands near Traeth Mawr, 1 mile from Penrhyn station on the Festiniog railway, and 4½ miles NE of Port Madoc, and has a post office under Penrhyn Deudraeth (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Penrhyn Deudraeth. The parish comprises 8305 acres; population of the civil parish, 932; of the ecclesiastical, 782. Much land was reclaimed from the sea in 1810 by Mr Maddocks of Tanyralt. Roman relics have been found at Ynys Gwyddel. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £109 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is dedicated to St Brothen, and is small and ancient. There are Baptist and Calvinistic Methodist 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 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 Llanfrothen from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Ffestiniog Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanfrothen 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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