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"LLANBEBLIG, a parish in the hundred of Is-Gorfai, county Carnarvon, 7 miles S.W. of Bangor, and 1 mile from Carnarvon, its post town. It is situated on the river Seiont and the south-western shore of the Menai Strait. The parish, which is very populous, includes the borough of Carnarvon and the townships of Bont-Newydd, Castellmai, and Treflan. The workhouse of the Carnarvon Poor-law Union is in this parish. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bangor, value with the curacies of Carnarvon and Waenfawr annexed, 330, in the patronage of the Bishop of Chester. The church, dedicated to St. Publicius, is a spacious cruciform structure with several stained-glass windows. It contains a monument of alabaster to one of the Griffiths, and an ancient brass. The chapel of St. Mary, formerly the garrison chapel, is situated in the town of Carnarvon, in which the services are in English. The Calvinistic Methodists have two chapels in the parish." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]


Ebsworth, Jill. The Morrises of Ysgeifiog and Llanbeblig.  Gwreiddiau Gwynedd/Gwynedd Roots 23 (1992), p. 8-13

Jones, William H. Old Karnarvon : a historical account of the town of Carnarvon, with notices of the parish churches of Llanbeblig & Llanfaglan. Carnarvon : H. Humphreys, [1889].  186p

Business and Commerce Records

Garreg Fawr Deeds 1810-1933 - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"The Garreg Fawr Slate and Mineral Co. Ltd quarried a small pit in the parish of Llanbeblig from the early 1800s......."

Cefn Du Manuscripts 1878-1928 - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Until 1928 the Cefn Du Slate Quarry, situated in the parishes of Llanrug and Llanbeblig, was one of the most important of the minor quarries of Caernarvonshire...."


Transcription of the Llanbeblig 1891 census on the Carnarvon Traders site

Church History

Jones, G. O., papurau (papers) - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Includes; ..... original material relating to the parish of Llanbeblig and its churches, 1921-1982, including lists of clergy and officials and statements of account, 1926-1982, annual financial reports, 1941-1945, and miscellaneous letters, 1921-1976; books and pamphlets, some by G. O. Jones, on religion and local church history, 1954-1980......"

LLANBEBLIG, St. Peblig 1839-1840  - on the Church plans online site

Llanbeblig churchyard -  on the Carnarvon Traders site

Plan of Caersalem Chapel (Baptist), Garnon St, Llanbeblig - on the People's Collection Wales 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 Waunfawr chapel (in Welsh )  - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (Sept 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.

Llanbeblig Parish and Carnarvon Borough; Statistics; Area 6792 acres; Population 4641 males, 5242 females, total 9883

Church Records

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

Description and Travel

Llanbeblig - on wicipedia (Welsh)


Land and Property

Papers relating to the Treflan Estate 1889 July 13 - ca. 1970s - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Comprises transcript copies and photocopies of documents relating to the Treflan Estate, Llanbeblig and Waun-fawr, Caernarfonshire......."


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

Llanbeblig Rate Books 1847- 1927 - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales


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