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LLANALLGO

"LLANALLGO, a parochial chapelry in the hundred of Twrcelyn, county Anglesey, 6 miles E. of Llanerchymedd, its post town, and 7 N. of Llangefni. It is situated on the northern part of Red Wharfe Bay, overlooking the Irish Sea. At a place here called Moelfre marble of good quality is obtained. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory of Llaneugrad. The rude little church of Llanallgo is a cruciform structure, dedicated to St. Gallgov. It has attained a melancholy celebrity as the burial-place of the corpses washed on shore after the loss of the Royal Charter steam clipper, on 26th October, 1859. There are remains of a chapel, said to have been built about the 7th century, and dedicated to St. Alltgo. Close to it is a holy well. At Moelfre is a cromlech of rather unusual size, resting upon seven supports. It is in contemplation to erect a column on the rocks above the bay to commemorate the loss of the Royal Charter." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Bibliography

Evans, Robin. Llongau a llongwyr plwyf Llanallgo 1780-1820. Cymru a'r Môr 19 (1997-98), p. 70-87

Hughes, S Roose. Pregeth ar longdrylliad y Royal Charter, a draddodwyd yn yr Ysgol Wladwriaethol, Llanallgo, Mon, ar y 13eg o Dachwedd, 1859. Caernarfon : J. W. Rees, pr, 1859. 12p

Lewis, Wynne. The parish of Llanallgo in 1851. Journal of the Aberystwyth Agricultural Society 1987, p. 83-96

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.

Llanallgo Parochial Chapelry; Statistics; Area 659 acres; Population 209 males, 221 females, total 430

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See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of

Rees, Thomas & John Thomas Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). The Moelfro section (in Welsh) has been extracted .

Church Records

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

Description and Travel

Llanallgo - on wicipedia (Welsh)

Moelfre - on wikipedia

Aerial photograph of Din Lligwy Ancient Village, Llanallgo, 1994 - on People's Collection Wales

Gazetteers

A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833

Land and Property

Held at Anglesey Record Office (NRA);

Maps

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

Moelfre Lifeboat Station - history etc

 


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