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LLANDDERFEL

"LLANDDERFEL, a parish in the hundred of Penllyn, county Merioneth, 5 miles N.E. of Bala, and 7 S.W. of Corwen, its post town. It is situated on the northern bank of the river Dee, which is here crossed by a bridge at the base of the Berwyn mountains. The parish includes the townships of Nantfrayer, Selwrn, and six others. The people are employed in flannel weaving and in agriculture. The hills afford good pasture for sheep. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of St. Asaph, value 260, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is a spacious stone edifice built about the reign of Henry VIII. It contains several stained-glass windows, and a remarkably good screen. It is dedicated to St. Derval Gadarn, of whom there was formerly a large wooden image, which was sent to London in 1538 and burned with Dr. Forest in Smithfield; the saint's horse and staff are still preserved, and used to be held in great veneration. The parochial benefactions produce about 46 per annum, part of which is paid to Raglan. Fairs are held on 17th August and 16th October for the sale of cattle and live stock." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

Census

The 1851 census of Llandderfel as enumerated - transcription provided by John and Doreen Jones.

The 1871 census of Llandderfel as enumerated - transcription provided by John and Doreen Jones.

The 1891 census of Llandderfel as enumerated - transcription provided by John and Doreen Jones.

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.

Parish statistics; Area 7794 acres; Population 477 males, 478 females, total 955

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 Soar chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation          Also Bethel chapel (No translation)     Also Llandderfel chapel (No translation)

Church Records

Joyce Hinde has supplied a list of Parish Registers held at Merioneth Record Office.

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

History

Three Saints, Two Wells, and a Welsh Parish [Llandderfel] by Tristan Gray Hulse

Land  and Property

People's Collection Wales site - photograph of Bronwylfa House, Llandderfel c 1875

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Maps

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

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

 


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