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Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Trawsfynydd, a village and a parish in Merionethshire, 5 miles S of Festiniog. The village has a station on the Bala and Festiniog section of the G.W.R., and a post and money order office under Blaenau Festiniog; telegraph office at the railway station. It has fairs on 17 March, 20 April, 26 June, 7 Aug., 5 and 19 Sept. The parish comprises 31,416 acres of land and 202 of water; population, 1615. Much of the land is bleak mountain, but some parts are fertile or highly picturesque. There are three gold mines employing about 250 miners. Castell Prysor was a Roman fort, and there are ancient camps and some tumuli. There are a number of lakes affording good fishing. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £174 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church was restored in 1855. There are also a mission church, and Baptist, Calvinistic Methodist, and Congregational chapels.

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 districtFfestiniog1837 - 1935
Registration districtMerioneth North1935 - 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 Trawsfynydd from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Ffestiniog Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Trawsfynydd from 1935 to 1974 you should search for the Merioneth North Registration District.

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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