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"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." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

Church History

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.

Llanfihangel-y-Pennant Parish; Statistics; Area 8844 acres; Population 322 males, 343 females, total 665

Church Records

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



Papers of the Powell Family of Ty'nllan 1802 March 31 - 1859 November 8  - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales          "The Powell Family of Ty'nllan, Llanfihangel-y-Pennant in Caernarfonshire includes John Powell who died in February 1817........."


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


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