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"LLANDWROG, a parish in the hundred of Uwch-Gorfai, county Carnarvon, 4 miles S.W. of Carnarvon, its post town, and 14 from Nevin. It is situated near the northern extremity of Carnarvon Bay, and includes the villages of Bethesda and Tylon. The neighbourhood yields copper and slate. A large number of the people are employed in the slate quarries, from whence there is a tram-road to Carnarvon. Edward I. is said to have once made a stay here. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bangor, value 314, in the patronage of the Bishop of Llandaff. There is also the district church of St. Thomas. The parish church, dedicated to St. Twrog, has recently been restored. Here is an hospital, or almshouse, founded by Mrs. Glynne, for the reception of twelve ladies of reduced circumstances, and endowed with property producing 200 per annum. There are other charities amounting to about 18. The Roman road Sarn Helen passed through this district, and overlooking the sea is Dinas Dinlle, a strongly fortified camp with a double range of escarpments, said to have been connected with Segontium. Lord Newborough is lord of the manor, and sole proprietor." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]


Annand, David. RAF Penrhos near Pwllheli 1937-45 and RAF Llandwrog near Caernarvon 1940-45. Tywyn : David Annand, 1986. 36p

Doylerush, Edward. The legend of Llandwrog : the story of an airfield and the birth of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service. Leicester : Midland Counties Publications, 1994. 96p

Eames, Aled. Ship master : the life and letters of Capt. Robert Thomas of Llandwrog and Liverpool 1843-1903. [Caernarfron] : Gwynedd Archives Service, c1980. 199p

Jones, Charles Sheridan. What I saw at Bethesda.  Gomer catalogue 2006.   ISBN 1 84323 324 X  "The  Great Strike of 1903 brought the North Wales village of Bethesda to national attention....."

Williams, W Gilbert. Moel Tryfan i'r traeth : erthyglau ar hanes plwyfi Llanwnda a Llandwrog. Pen-y-groes, Gwynedd : Cyhoeddiadau Mei, 1983. 155p

Business and Commerce Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;


1851 Census of Llandwrog. A full transcription by Joyce & Douglas Hinde in both "As Enumerated" and "Surname Order" form.

Church History

LLANDWROG, St. Thomas, Cefn Nen 1846-1853 - on the Church plans online site

Llandwrog Church - see under Land and Property below

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 Pisgah   chapel (in Welsh )                      Also Moel Tryfan chapel                           Also  Rhosnenan (Gosen)  - with translations by Eleri Rowlands (July 2009)

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.

Llandwrog Parish; Statistics; Area 9516 acres; Population 1423 males, 1400 females, total 2823

Church Records

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

Tombstone Epitaphs c. 1904 - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Epitaphs on tombstones collected by Urias Stephen from cemeteries in Llanwnda, Llanllyfni, Llandwrog, Brynaerau and Clynnog, Caernarfonshire"

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Description and Travel

Caernarfon Airpark Museum, formerly RAF Llandwrog

Llandwrog - on the Dyffryn Nantlle site



Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;


Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Land and Property

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;


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

 Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;


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