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"LLANARMON, a parish in the hundred of Evionydd, county Carnarvon, 4 miles N.E. of Pwllheli, its post town, and 16 S. of Carnarvon. The village is very small, consisting of a few farmhouses. In the vicinity is the conical eminence of Carn Pentyrch and the village of Llangybi, where there is a mineral well. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor, annexed to that of Llangybi. The church is dedicated to St. Garmon. There are charities producing about £5 per annum." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


Eglwysi Llangybi a Llanarmon = The Churches of Llangybi and Llanarmon. Llanystumdwy : Eglwys Llanystumdwy, [198-?] 6p


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Church History

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 Chwilog   chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (July 2010)              Also Rhos-lan chapel - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (May 2011)

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.

Llanarmon Parish; Statistics; Area 3753 acres; Population 300 males, 312 females, total 612

  • Llanarmon Parochial Church  (Consolidated with Llangybi Church)           Attendance - average - morning 14, afternoon 12     Services in Welsh        St Geo. Armstrong Williams, Minister
  • Ysgoldy Brynbach, Calfinistig Methodists           Erected 1828          Attendance - morning 91, afternoon 66 scholars, evening 103                John Jones, Deacon, Glan Morfa, Pwllheli
  • Capel Pencoed, Calvinistic Methodist          Erected 1820            Attendance - morning 110, afternoon 78 scholars, evening 160          Richard Thomas, Deacon, Hendre bach, Pwllheli
  • Capel Chwilog, Independents              Erected 1835          Attendance - morning 41, afternoon 33 scholars, evening 50               Thomas Griffith, Minister, Capel Helyg, Llangybi
  • Tyn y Goes, Wesleyan Methodist             Erected 1846           Attendance - morning 29, afternoon 18 scholars, evening 29               Pierce Jones, Deacon, Plas Griffith ap Evan, Pwllheli

Description and Travel

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LLANARMON (LLAN-ARMON), a parish in the hundred of EIVIONYDD, county of CARNARVON, NORTH WALES, 4 miles (N. E.) from Pwllheli, on the road to Carnarvon, containing 613 inhabitants. The village is pleasantly situated in a fertile plain, and the neighbour-hood partakes of the pleasing scenery which prevails in this part of the country. The living is a rectory not in charge, annexed to that of Llangybi, in the archdeaconry of Merioneth, and diocese of Bangor, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Bangor. The church, dedicated to St. Garmon, is an ancient and spacious structure in good repair : some additional windows have lately been inserted, previously to which alteration the interior was very dark. There is neither a parsonage-house nor glebe land attached to the living. There are places of worship for Independents and Calvinistic Methodists. The Rev. Mr. Griffith, in 1729, bequeathed, in trust to the minister and churchwardens, lands producing £ 2. 10. per annum, for the benefit of the poor of the parish ; and Mrs. Jones left £20, of which the interest is given to poor widows. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor amounts to £ 220. 18. ( Topographical Dictionary of Wales, Samuel Lewis 1833)


Sion Wyn o Eifion Letters and Papers  - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"John Thomas, 'Sion Wyn o Eifion' (1786-1859), poet, was born in Chwilog, Llanarmon, Caernarfonshire, the son of Thomas Roberts......"

Historical Geography

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


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