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LLANVACHRETH (LLAN-VACHRETH), a parish in the hundred of TAL Y BOLION, county of ANGLESEY NORTH WALES, 3 miles (N. W. by N.) from Bodedern containing 424 inhabitants. This parish is situated in a fertile district, near the eastern shore of Holyhead bay, and is bounded on the south by the little river Alaw : it contains a considerable portion of enclosed and well-cultivated land, and formerly derived advantages from its proximity to the old Holyhead road which, since the construction of the new line of road have been materially lessened. The living is a discharged rectory, with the perpetual curacies of Llanenghenedl and Llanvigael annexed, in the archdeaconry of Anglesey, and diocese of Bangor, rated in the king's books at £ 14. 2. 1., and in the patronage of the Bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Machraeth, is an ancient structure, in the early style of English architecture, of which it exhibits some good details, and is ornamented with an east window of elegant design There are places of worship for Independents, and for Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists. Numerous charitable bequests have been made to the poor of this parish, but many, and the most important of them have long been lost. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £ 110. 10. ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833 by Samuel Lewis)
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