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"YNYS-CYNHAIARN, a parish in the hundred of Evionydd, county Carnarvon. The parish includes the market town of Tremadoc, and the bathing-place of Portmadoc, which latter is a subport to Carnarvon. The surface is hilly, and there are mines of copper and slate. The population of the parish in 1861 was 3,138. The living is a perpetual curacy* annexed to that of Criccieth. The church is dedicated to St. Cynhaiarn." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
Lloyd Griffith collection of Ellis R. Williams, of Pwllheli - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
" ........including papers relating to the Golden Fleece Inn, Tremadoc
, 1854, 1897-1970....."
- St Ann, Portmadoc, Church in Wales
- St Cyngar, Borth-Y-Gest, Church in Wales
- St Cynhaiarn, near Pentrefelin, Church in Wales
- St John, Porthmadog, Church in Wales
- Morfa Bychan Chapel, Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog, Calvinistic Methodist
- Brynmelyn Chapel, Wern, Porthmadog, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist
- Ebenezer chapel, Sea View Terrace, Borth-Y-Gest, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist
- Garth Chapel, Bank Place, Porthmadog, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist
- Tabernacl,Y, Chapel, Madoc Street, Porthmadog, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist
- Borth-Y-Gest Chapel, Borth-Y-Gest, Wesleyan Methodist
- Ebenezer Chapel, Chapel Street, Porthmadog, Wesleyan Methodist
- English Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), The Park, Porthmadog, Wesleyan Methodist
- Baptist Chapel, Terrace Road, Porthmadog, Other
- Bethel Welsh Independent Chapel, Borth-Y-Gest, Other
- Coffa Emrys Welsh Independent Memorial Chapel, Avenue Road, Porthmadog, Other
- Masonic Hall, Bank Place, Porthmadog, Other
- Mortuary Chapels, Porthmadog, Other
- Particular Baptist Chapel, Chapel Street, Porthmadog, Other
- Porthmadog English Presbyterian Church, Avenue Road, Porthmadog, Other
- Presbyterian Chapel, Avenue Road, Porthmadog, Other
- Salem Welsh Independent Chapel, High Street, Porthmadog, Other
- Seion Welsh Baptist Church, Ynysgalch, Porthmadog, Other
- Siloam Welsh Independent Chapel, Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog, Other
- The Most Holy Redeemer, Borth Road, Porthmadog, Roman Catholic
You can also perform a more selective search for
churches in the Ynyscynhaiarn 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
of the churches marked on a map.
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 Tabor,Ynyscynhaiarn chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (Jan 2011) Also Porthmadog chapel - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (Dec 2010) Also Morfa Bychan chapel - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (June 2009) Also Borth chapel - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (June 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.
Ynys-cynhaiarn Parish; Statistics; Area 6546 acres; Population 1061 males, 1286 females, total 2347
- The Returns for this District are missing
Description and Travel
You can see pictures of Ynyscynhaiarn which are provided by:
Portmadoc (Porthmadog) records - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Papers of W. A. Madocks [who] enclosed 1,000 acres of Traeth Mawr in order to build the town of Tremadoc, which he named after himself."
"Include; .......... a 'statute book' of the 'Ancient and Renowned Borough of Tremadoc'
, 1805-1810, with an account of the Tremadoc Ball and Hunt; together with records from the Harbour Office, Porthmadog, including account books and registers of Portmadoc harbour, 1824-1917......"
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 SH562400 (Lat/Lon: 52.938061, -4.141251), Ynyscynhaiarn which are provided by:
Hughes, Emrys and Aled Eames. Porthmadog Ships Caernarvon 1975