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Talyllyn, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Talyllyn, a village and a parish in Merionethshire. The village stands on a picturesque lake, under Cader Idris, 10 miles NE of Towyn, and has a post office under Corris (R.S.O.); money order office, Abergwynolwyn; telegraph office, Corris. The parish comprises 15,728 acres of land; and 208 of water; population of the civil parish, 1679; of the ecclesiastical, 172. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The parish is divided into two ecclesiastical districts-Talyllyn and Corris consolidated chapelry, each being independent and separate. Tal-y-llyn is a fine lake on the road from Dalgelly to Towyn. It is 1½ mile in length and a quarter of a mile wide, and contains an abundance of trout. Much of the land is mountainous. Slate and, stone are quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £124. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is a very ancient building in the Early English style, and is much admired. The ceiling above the altar is boarded over in half a circle, with white and red roses and men's heads painted on it.

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.

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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