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"LLANFAGLAN, a parish in the hundred of Is-Gorfai, county Carnarvon, 2 miles S.W. of Carnarvon, its post town, and 2 from Pontnewydd, where there is a station of the Nantlle railway. It is situated on the S.W. shore of Menai Strait. On the sandy beach many rare marine plants are found. At the extreme point of the bay is Belan, a miniature fort and bathing-place of Lord Newborough, guarding the entrance of the Menai. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage of Llanwda, in the diocese of Bangor. The church, dedicated to St. Baglan, contains a stone, inscribed "Lovernus Fil."" [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


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


1851 Census of Llanfaglan. A full transcription by Joyce & Douglas Hinde in both "Address" and "Name Order" form.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llanfaglan 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

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St Baglan's Church

Friends of Friendless Churches - St Baglan, Llanfaglan

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.

Llanfaglan Parish; Statistics; 1884 acres; Population 119 males, 135 females, total 1254

  • Llanfaglan Parish Church                     Attendance - afternoon 30         "This is a very small Parish......................the services at this Church are at 10 am and 2 pm alternately with Llanwnda from which it is distant between 3 and 4 miles"                  Hugh Roberts, Curate

Description and Travel

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Llanfaglan - on Wikipedia


LLANVAGDALEN, or LLANVAGLAN (LLANVAGLAN), a parish in the hundred of ISGORVAI,county of CARNARVON, NORTH WALES, 2 1/2 miles (W. S. W.) from Carnarvon, containing 156 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Baglan, is situated on the Menai strait, near its southern extremity, and comprises only a few farms and widely scattered dwellings. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Llanwnda, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Bangor : the great tithes are appropriated to the Principal and Fellows of Jesus' College, Oxford. The church, situated in the centre of a large field, to which there is no public road, is an ancient edifice, consisting of a nave and chancel, with a spacious chapel on the north side : the eastern gable is ornamented with the remains of an ancient cross, curiously sculptured. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £ 68. 13. ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833)


A. J. Bodvel Roberts Family History  1925 May - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Arthur John Bodvel Roberts, born in 1871, of Cefn-y-coed, Llanfaglan......."

Historical Geography

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


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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SH469600 (Lat/Lon: 53.115131, -4.289017), Llanfaglan which are provided by: