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Nannau (Isafon and Llwchafon), Merionethshire

Historical Description

Nannau (Isafon and Llwchafon), two townships in Llanfachreth parish, Merionethshire, 3 miles N of Dolgelly. Nannau Hall is the seat of the Vaughan family, stands on a bare steep hill at an elevation of 702 feet above sea-level, is approached within the lodge through a natural dingle of forest trees, and succeeded a previous mansion of Howel Sele, the cousin and foe of Owen Glendower. The park around it is very extensive, ranges several miles along the Bala Road and to the foot of Moel Orthrwm, and contained till 1813 an ancient oak 27½ feet in girth, associated with the death of Howel Sele, and figuring in Lord Lytton's romance of "Arthur."

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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