Mist at Llandecwyn - on Dave Newbould's site
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LLANDECWYN (LLAN-DECWYN), a parish in the hundred of ARDUDWY, county of MERIONETH, NORTH WALES, 6 miles (N. E.) from Harlech, on the road to Festiniog, containing 462 inhabitants. This parish derives its name from the dedication of the church to St. Tecwyn : it is pleasantly situated in a part of the county abounding with lakes, of which Llyn Tecwyn Ucha, Llyn Tecwyn Isa, Llyn Eiddew Bach, Llyn Du, and Llyn y Dywarchen, are all within the parish. The lands, consisting of about four thousand acres, of which the greater portion is hilly, with a variety of soils, are for the greater part enclosed and in a good state of cultivation ; but there are considerable tracts of common. The appearance of the country is finely diversified, and the lakes materially contribute to the picturesque beauty of the scenery. Maes y Neuadd, in this parish, is an ancient seat of the family of Nanney. There is a lead mine in the parish, near the road from Tan y Bwlch to Tremadoc. The parish consists of one entire township and part of another, the rest of which is included in that of Llanvihangel y Traethau. The living is a perpetual curacy, with that of Llanvihangel y Traethau annexed, in the archdeaconry of Merioneth, and diocese of Bangor, endowed with £ 1000 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Treasurer of Bangor Cathedral, to whose office is attached the rectory, rated in the king's books at £ 16. 14. 9 1/2. The church is an ancient structure, in the early style of English architecture, and is pleasantly situated on an eminence commanding an extensive view of the surrounding country. The Rev. John Jones, D. D., in 1719, bequeathed £ 50, the interest of which, according to the will of the testator, is applied to the instruction of ten poor children of this and the adjoining parish of Llanvihangel y Traethau. Mr. Richard Edwards, about the year 1764, bequeathed £40 ; and in 1769, Mr. Henry Poole bequeathed £5, the interest of which sums is annually distributed among the poor of this parish. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor amounts to £ 134. 7. ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833)
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administrative areas in which Llandecwyn has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Gwynedd Family History Society have a diagram of the ecclesiastical parishes of Merionethshire (under Parishes) - with some links to photographs of parish churches
Map of the parishes of Llanfihangel y Traethau and Llandecwyn in the County of Merioneth in two parts - on the People's Collection Wales site
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SH632376 (Lat/Lon: 52.918347, -4.036099), Llandecwyn which are provided by: