"LLANGELYNIN, a parish in the hundred of Isaf, county Carnarvon, 2 miles S.W. of Conway, its post town, and 10 E. of Llandegai. It is situated at the foot of the hill called Pen-maen-fach, and includes the townships of Cae-Gorlan, Cymryd, Glynn, and Pen-Raelt. The Saxons, under Edred, were defeated here by the Britons in 880. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bangor, value £225, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Celynin. There are charities amounting to about £5 per annum. On the hills are several antiquities, including cairns, tumuli, &c." [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.

Llangelynin Parish; Statistics; Area 2017 acres; Population 103 males, 101 females, total 204

  • Llangelynin Parish Church       Erected 1839/40           Attendance - usual - morning 80/100, afternoon 40/50, evening 150/200          Services in Welsh       Informant; Wm Price, Rector
  • Henryd, Congregational           Erected 1822            Attendance - average - morning 100, afternoon 80 scholars, evening 230                J Davies, Independent Minister, Henryd
        • 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 Henryd chapel (in Welsh) - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (April 2012)

        ST CELYNIN'S OLD CHURCH, LLANGELYNIN  and  ST CELYNIN'S NEW CHURCH, LLANGELYNIN- on the People's Collection Wales  site


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          Black and white photograph showing a plaque at Llangelynin National School, produced by Malcolm Seaborne, 1988. - on the People's Collection Wales  site