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"AMLWCH, a parish, market town, and parliamentary borough in the hundred of Twrcelyn, in the Isle and county of Anglesey, North Wales, 15 miles to the N.W. of Beaumaris, 20 miles to the N.E. of Holyhead, and 261 miles from London. It is situated on the northern coast of the island, on the Irish Sea, and its port is subordinate to Beaumaris. It includes the two chapelries of Llanwenllwyfo and Llanerchymedd. Its present importance and prosperity are of very recent and rapid growth." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Neil Summers' Amlwch data site has a Parys and Mona mines bibliography

A guide : Bull Bay, Amlwch and neighbourhood : including an useful directory. Amlwch : D. Jones, 1881. 48p

Amlwch, and the celebrated Mona and Parys Copper mines, Isle of Anglesey. Beaumaris : printed by Enoch Jones, 1848. 14p

Catalogue of the books in the library of the Amlwch Literary Institution : June 1859. Bangor : Printed by Catherall & Nixon, 1859. 24p

Chapman, Roy. Trains to Amlwch once more? : Anglesey freight branch may again see regular steam trains. Railway World 53 (1992), p. 56-8.

Corris, John. A plan of Parys Farm in the parish of Amlwch in Anglesey belonging jointly to the Rev. Mr. Edwd. Hughes and Earl of Uxbridge, 1791. Corris, John Plans and surveys of lands in the counties of Carnarvon and Anglesey Map 11 and folio 41 1792 [Catalogue record (WlAbNL) 13269532].

Hope, Bryan D. Amlwch Port and the Mersey : Liverpool Pilot Boat No.11 . Maritime Wales = Cymru a'r Môr 11 1987, p. 157-160

Hope, Bryan D. A curious place : the industrial history of Amlwch (1550-1950). Moelfre : Watch House Books, [1999?]. 176p

Hughes, Hugh. Hanes Amlwch a'r cymydogaethau : nhyda'r enwog Fynydd Paris. Amlwch : Hugh Hughes, [186-?]. 32p

Hughes, J Bennett. History of St. Eleth Church, Amlwch. Amlwch : St. Eleth Church, 1958. 8p

Hughes, Margaret. Restoring a railway : The future of Lein Amlwch. Country Quest (November 1996), p. 48

Hughes, Mary. A guide to Amlwch and neighbourhood including Moelfre and Cemaes. Amlwch : Amlwch Local Committee of the Anglesey Chair Eisteddfod Association, 1910. 33p

Jones, Hugh. Cofiant y Parch. W. Roberts, Amlwch. Llanerchymedd : Argraffwyd a chyhoeddwyd gan Lewis Jones, 1870. 298p

Parry, J. A series of letters addressed to M. Williams, Incumbent of Amlwch. 1857?. 24p

Particulars and plan of desirable freehold farms and lands situate in the several parishes of Llanidan, Ceirchiog, Amlwch, Llangoed, and Llaniestyn in the County of Anglesea [sic] : sold by auction by Mr. Wm. Dew, 22 August 1861, at the Bull Hotel, Llangefni. Chester : W.F. and M. Healey, 1861. 6p

Prichard, John. Cofiant y diweddar Barch H. Williams, Amlwch. Llanerchymedd : R.Evans, (Llangollen : 1868 Argraffwyd gan W. Williams). 48p

Prichard, Thomas. Parch. John Prichard, Amlwch : ei gofiant a'i bregethau. Caernarfon : Arg. gan Gwmni'r Wasg Genedlaethol Gymreig (Cyf.), 1898. 194 p

Pritchard, Thomas. Hanes Amlwch, fel y bu, fel y mae ac fel y dylai fod; yn nghyd a'r cymydogaethau cylchynol : hefyd, yr englynion buddugol i'r enwog Fynydd Parys, i Lady Dinorben a'r Anrhyd. Miss Hughes, Llysdulas, a'r Hir a thoddaid i ardalydd Mon . Amlwch : Argraffwyd a chyhoeddwyd gan D. Jones, llyfrwerthydd, 1866. 56p

Rear, W G. Railways of North Wales : Anglesey branch lines : Amlwch and Red Wharf Bay. Stockport : Foxline, 1994. 80p

Report of the committee of the Amlwch Literary and Scientific Institution. Carnarvon : Printed by James Rees, 1850.

Roberts, Gordon. Amlwch marriages, 1754-1812. Gwreiddiau Gwynedd / Gwynedd Roots. 28 (1995), p. 17-20

Rowlands, Eryl Wyn. Mastiau a siafftiau : hanes tref a phorthladd Amlwch 1793-1913 : traethawd. Amlwch : Amlwch Millennium Committee, 2000. Published and translated to celebrate the Millennium in Amlwch 2000 by The Millennium Working Party in Amlwch and with the co-operation of the author

Rules and regulations of the Amlwch Royal Oak Friendly Society = rheolau a threfniadau Cymdeithas Gyfeillgar y Dderwen Freiniol Amlwch. Bangor : Argraffwyd yn Swyddfa y Cronicl, [18--]. 35p

Schulyer, James O.  The Owen family of Tredath, Amlwch, Anglesey. Gwreiddiau Gwynedd / Gwynedd Roots. 36 (1999), p. 31-39

T he register of persons entitled to vote at any election of a member to serve in parliament ... for the Borough of Beaumaris and the several Boroughs of Amlwch, Holyhead, and Llangefni in the County of Anglesey, sharing in election with the said Borough of Beaumaris. Bangor : Printed by Nixon and Jarvis

Business and Commerce Records

Archives Network Wales  have details of extant records of the following (use on-site search box);


Joyce and Douglas Hinde have provided transcripts of the:

Neil Summers' Amlwch data site has detailed census data for Amlwch 1801, 1841, 1851, 1861, 1881 and 1891.

Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 11, North Wales. Ed. by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones, UWP,   1981. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.

Amlwch Parish and Borough; Statistics; Area 9221 acres; Population 2663 males, 3150 females, total 5813


Amlwch and Holyhead English Circuit, Wesleyan Methodist Church, papers - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales

Church and Mona Mine Dispute papers - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales

Rees, Thomas & John Thomas Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). The Amlwch section (in Welsh) has been extracted with translation by Eleri Rowlands (Sept 2013)

Church Records

Neil Summers' Amlwch data site has indexes and material including ;- St Eleth & Salem Chapel Memorial Index; St Eleth Marriage Index 1813-37; St Eleth christenings 1813-1858; Amlwch Chapel christenings 1790-1838; Memorials inside St Eleth Church

Joyce Hinde has supplied a list of Parish Registers held at Anglesey Record Office.

Held at Anglesey Records Office (NRA)

Description and Travel

Welcome to Amlwch - local data with photographs

Amlwch - on wikipedia

Amlwch Branch Railway - on the site



Archives Network Wales   have details of extant records of the following (use on-site search box);


Neil Summers' Amlwch data site has several databases and features, here is a selection ;


Amlwch Industrial Heritage  An extensive history of copper mining locally

Land and Property

Held at Anglesey Records Office (NRA)


View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

Gwynedd Family History Society  have a diagram of the ecclesiastical parishes of Anglesey (under Publications)

Merchant Marine

Amlwch - some notes on the history of the port and ships built there

Aerial pictures of Amlwch Port - on the People's Collection Wales site

Held at Anglesey Records Office (NRA)

Military History

The Loyal Parys Mountain Volunteers by Joyce Hinde.

Public Records

Amlwch Urban District Council records: 1864-1974 (mainly 1896-1974) (accumulated 1901-1974) - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales


Dosbarth Cymraeg Amlwch, University Extension Class/WEA was run by the University of Wales Bangor - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales;
"Papers of Dosbarth Cymraeg Amlwch, 1909-2000, comprising a notebook containing homework of E. J. Jones, [ c.1920]-1950; papers relating to classes including lists of exercises and teachers, photographs of members of the class, Amlwch, 1922-1926; W.E.A. Annual Report, North Wales Department, 1979-1980; programme of courses for adults, 1988-1989; newspaper and magazine articles, minute book, 1963-1984."
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