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Llanycil, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Llanycil, a parish in Merionethshire, on Bala Lake, around Bala town, 12 miles SW by W of Corwen. It contains the townships of Cyflty, Ismynydd, Maestron, Streflyn, Uchmynydd, and Bala. Bala has a station on the G.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) The parish comprises 21,387 acres of land and 730 of water; population of the civil parish, 2555; of the ecclesiastical, 2421. The surface is hilly and mountainous, culminates on Arenig-fawr at an altitude of 2800 feet, and includes much picturesque scenery. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £280 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church stands about a mile from Bala, and is good. There is also a new church at Bala. The Bala Union Workhouse is in this parish. See BALA.

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 districtBala1837 - 1935
Registration districtMerioneth East1935 - 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 Llanycil from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Bala Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanycil from 1935 to 1974 you should search for the Merioneth East Registration District.

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers online: