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LLANDEGVAN (LLAN-DEGVAN), a parish in the hundred of TYNDAETHWY, county of ANGLESEY, NORTH WALES, 3 miles (W. S. W.) from Beaumaris, containing, exclusively of the borough of Beaumaris, which is within its limits, 738 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Tegvan, comprises an extensive tract on the western shore of the Menai. During the civil war in the reign of Charles I., a detachment of the parliamentarian forces, under the command of General Mytton, disembarked at Garth Ferry, in this parish, in 1648, and hence proceeded to the reduction of Beaumaris. This is now the principal ferry across the Menai strait, by which the distance from Beaumaris to Bangor is reduced to three miles. The new line of road from the Menai bridge to Beaumaris is continued for nearly three miles through the parish, in a direction parallel with the strait, and throughout the whole of its course presents a succession of finely varied and highly picturesque scenery. The village, which is about two miles inland, is beautifully situated in a pleasant and fertile district ; though from its proximity to Beaumaris, and its situation on the shore of the Menai, it possesses every facility of commercial intercourse, yet this place carries on neither trade nor manufacture of any kind. The living is a discharged rectory, with Beaumaris annexed, in the archdeaconry of Anglesey, and diocese of Bangor, rated in the king's books at £ 19. 11. 8., and in the patronage of Sir R. B. Williams Bulkeley, Bart. The church is of very ancient date, having been originally founded by St. Tegvan, its tutelar saint, prior to the year 450, in which he died. The present church, erected by the munificence of Viscount Bulkeley, in 1811, is a spacious and handsome cruciform structure, in the later style of English architecture, with a lofty square embattled tower crowned with pinnacles : the interior, consisting of a nave, chancel, and north and south transepts, is appropriately fitted up ; and the chancel is ornamented with a handsome east window of good design. There are places of worship for Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists. The Rev. John Jones, Dean of Bangor, in 1719, bequeathed to the rector the sum of £ 50, in trust, to appropriate the interest to the payment of a schoolmaster to teach ten poor children to read and write. A National school having since been established at Bangor, for the gratuitous instruction of poor children, those of this parish on the foundation of Dean Jones are now instructed in it. Lady Bulkeley, in 1823, bequeathed £ 1000 also to the rector, in trust, to appropriate the interest to the relief of the most necessitous of the poor : the whole of this sum has been vested in government securities, and the income arising from them is annually distributed according to the will of the testatrix : there are also some smaller charitable donations and bequests for the relief of the poor. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor amounts to £ 254. 1. ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833)
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