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National Gazetteer (1868)

"LLANFIHANGEL Y PENNANT, a parish in the hundred of Evionydd, county Carnarvon, 5 miles N.W. of Tremadoc, and 13 S. of Carnarvon, its post town. It is situated at the foot of Moel Hebog, and includes the hamlet of Cenin. The village is a small place, situated among the hills. The tithes were commuted in 1839. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor; value 127, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The charities produce about 3 per annum. Brynkir is the principal residence."

"CENIN, a village in the parish of Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, in the county of Carnarvon, 5 miles N. of Criccieth."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

A Topographical Dictionary of Wales
Samuel Lewis, 1833

LLANVIHANGEL Y PENNANT (LLAN-VIHANGEL-Y-PEN-NANT), a parish in the hundred of EIVIONYDD, county of CARNARVON, NORTH WALES, 5 miles (N. W. by N.) from Tremadoc, containing 563 inhabitants. The name of this parish is derived from the dedication of its church to St. Michael, and its distinguishing adjunct from its situation near a fine stream in a picturesque valley embosomed in mountains. The surrounding scenery combines features of picturesque beauty with objects of barren aspect and romantic grandeur : the mountains called Graig Goch and Moel Hebog, of wild and frowning appearance, rise to a considerable height immediately above the church. Brynker, the seat of Sir Joseph Huddard, is a good family mansion, occupying a pleasant situation. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Merioneth, and diocese of Bangor, endowed with 200 private benefaction, and 600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Bangor. A rent-charge of 2. 10., by an unknown benefactor, and the interest of a small donation by Mrs. Jane Jones, about the year 1720, are annually distributed among the poor. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor amounts to 310. 2.


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