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Mallwyd, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Mallwyd, a village in Merionethshire, and a parish mainly in Merionethshire, but partly in Montgomeryshire. The village stands on the river Dyfi, amid highly picturesque environs, 2 miles SSE of Dinas Mawddwy; is a favourite resort of anglers, and has been termed the paradise of artists. Evans describes it as " placed between the salient angles of three-abrupt mountains, which form a grand natural amphitheatre,. Camlan rising with rude majesty immediately opposite, and the conical Aran lifting up its head, with its different cwms; and reflected with varying tint and shade in the waters of the Dyfi." Post town, Dinas Mawddwy (R.S.O.) Thfr Merionethshire section of the parish contains also Dinas Mawddwy and Aberangell. Acreage, 14,174; population,. 957. The Montgomeryshire section consists of the township of Caereinion-fechan. Acreage, 2128; population, 121. A remarkably picturesque waterfall is on the Dyfi at Font Fallwyd, a short distance from the village. The living is a. rectory in the diocese of Bangor; gross value, £252 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is substantial, and the churchyard contains some venerable yews,. one of which has a girth of 23 feet. There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel.

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 districtMerioneth South1935 - 1974

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

Civil Registration

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For births, marriages, and deaths in Mallwyd 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.

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