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Llangelynin, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Llangelynin, a parish in Merionethshire, on the coast, 4 miles NNW of Towyn. It contains the townships of Bod-gadfan, Croggennant, and Llanfeddiged, and the villages of Arthog, Friog, and Llwyngwril, the last of which has a station on the Cambrian railway and a post office (R.S.O.); money order office, Bryncrug; telegraph office, at the railway station. Acreage, 8858; population, 955. A seat of Eduowain ab Bradwen, a chief of one of the fifteen Welsh tribes, was at Croggennant. A cave at Ogof Owain is said to have been a hiding place of Owen Glendower. Cairns, tumuli, meini-hirion, and an ancient camp, called Castell-y-gaer, are on the hills. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor; gross value, £304 with residence. The present church stands at Llwyngwril, and was built in 1846. The old church stands 2 miles to the S. There are Congregational, Wes-leyan, 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 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 Llangelynin from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Dolgelly Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llangelynin 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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