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Penrhyn or Penrhyn Deudraeth, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Penrhyn or Penrhyn Deudraeth, a scattered village and an ecclesiastical parish in Llanfihangel-y-Traethau, Llandecwyn, and Llanfrothen parishes, Merionethshire, 3½ miles E by N of Portmadoc. There is a station, called Penrhyn, on the Festiniog railway, another, called Penrhyn Deudraeth, on the Cambrian railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1858. Population, 2260. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor; gross value, £180 with residence. The church is modern. There are Baptist, Cal-vinistic Methodist, Congregational, and Wesleyan chapels. Castell Deudraeth is a modern castellated mansion. The Festiniog Union Workhouse is situated here.

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

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