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"DWYGYFYLCHI, a parish in the hundred of Uchaf, in the county of Carnarvon, 2 miles W. of Conway. It is a pleasant little village, situated on the coast. The Holyhead railway passes through the parish The hamlets of Isa-pen and Ucha-pen are within its boundary. Some of the inhabitants are employed in the copper works. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor, value 125, in the patronage of H. and L. Eyton, Esqs. The church is dedicated to St. Gwynin. In this neighbourhood are a great number of antiquities, consisting of cromlechs and single upright stones, the remains of a British camp, with ditches and ramparts, &c." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]


Paget, Clara Lady. The caves in Allt Gwyn, Dwygyfylchi, Carnarvonshire in 1896. Cambridge : [Printed by J. Palmer], 1896. 14p

Church History

DWYGYFYLCHI, St. Gwynan 1888-1889 - on the Church plans online site

Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the entry from this book for Dwygyfylchi chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (April 2012)

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.

Dwygyfylchi Parish; Statistics; Area 5794 acres; Population 467 males, 459 females, total 926

Church Records

Joyce Hinde has supplied a list of Parish Registers held at the Caernarfon Area Record Office.

Description and Travel

Penmaenmawr and Dwygyfylchi  - a community site

Dwygyfylchi - on the site

Post card of  Dwygyfylchi, 1906 - on the People's Collection Wales site

Dwygyfylchi - on wicipedia (Welsh)

Dwygyfylchi - on the Old uk photos site



Gwynedd Family History Society  have a diagram of the ecclesiastical parishes of Caernarfonshire (under Publications)  - with some links to photographs of parish churches

Public Records

Penmaenmawr Urban District Council records (additional deposit) - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Includes; Minutes, accounts and letter books, Dwygyfylchi Local Board, 1880-1890...."


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