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"LLANBEDROG, (or Llanbadrig), a parish in the hundred of Gafflogian, county Carnarvon, 4 miles S.W. of Pwllheli, its post town, and 10 from Nevin. It is situated on the coast N. of St. Tudwall's Bay, in a rude, uncultivated region. The surface is rocky, and part of the parish is unenclosed. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bangor, value with the curacies of Llanfihangel-Bachelleth and Llangian annexed, £385, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Petroc. Warn Vawr is the principal residence." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


Andrews, John F. The Pwllheli and Llanbedrog Tramways. Cowbridge : D. Brown and Sons Ltd, c1995. 72p

Davies, Hugh. Byr-gofiant y Parch Evan Jones, Llanbedrog. Pwllheli : argr. gan Richd. Jones, 1910. 63p

Llanbedrog, Caerns, official guide and information handbook. London : G.W. May, [1974]


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llanbedrog area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

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 Llanbedrog chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation

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.

Llanbedrog Parish; Statistics; Area 2548 acres; Population 245 males, 280 females, total 525

  • Llanbedrog Parish Church                           Attendance - usual - 60           Services in Welsh       Informant; John Owen, Rector
  • Pigstreet, Calvinistic Methodist            Erected 1794           Attendance - morning 172 scholars, afternoon 40, evening 213             William Jones, Deacon, Henllys ganol
  • Wesleyan Chapel, Wesleyan Methodists              Erected 1833           Attendance - morning 57 scholars, afternoon 108, evening 49                 Robert Jones, Wesleyan Minister
  • Siloh Chapel, Pig St, Independent           Erected before 1800        Attendance - morning 41, afternoon 30 scholars, evening 20    "Purchased by the Independents in the year 1845"   John Jones, Deacon, Pig St, Llanbedrwg

Church Records

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

Page from Llanbedrog Parish Register of Baptisms 1813-1821  - on the People's Collection Wales site
" ..... contains a memorandum of the population in the parish on June 1811 and a survey of the population made on 28 May 1821. The population of the parish increased from 393 in 1811 to 440 in 1821...."

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Llanbedrog which are provided by:

On the Penllyn site - Llanbedrog

Llanbedrog - on Wikipedia  and wicipedia (Welsh)

Llanbedrog - on the Cimwch.com site

Pwllheli and Llanbedrog Tramway - on the Tramway Information site

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llanbedrog has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SH329315 (Lat/Lon: 52.854973, -4.483261), Llanbedrog which are provided by: