"YSPYTTY EVAN, a parish partly in the hundred of Nant Conway, county Carnarvon, and partly in that of Isaled, county Denbigh, 8 miles S.E. of Llanwrst, 7 from Pont-ar-Afon-Garn, and 2 from Pentrevollas. It is situated near the headwaters of the river Conway, which issues from Llyn Conway, a large sheet of water surrounded by hills. The parish includes the townships of Eidda, Tir Evan, and Trebrys, and takes its name from an hospitium, or sanctuary for travellers, founded for the Knights Templars in 1159 by Ivan-ap-Rhys. The village subsequently became the head-quarters of bands of robbers who devastated the district, until checked by Meredydd-ap-Evan.
The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of St. Asaph, value £125. The church, originally the chapel of the preceptory, has been rebuilt, and contains three monumental effigies commemorating Rhys-Fawr-ap-Meredydd, Henry VII.'s standard-bearer at the battle of Bosworth, his son and wife. The charities produce about £9 per annum. Fairs are held on 17th March, 21st May, 3rd July, 27th September, 2nd October, and 4th December."
"EIDDA, a township in the parish of Yspytty Evan, hundred of Nant-Conway, county Carnarvon, 9 miles S.E. of Llanrwst. It is situated on the river Conway."