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"LLANEGRYN, a parish in the hundred of Talybont, county Merioneth, 7 miles N. W. of Aberdovey, and 10 S.W. of Dolgelly. It is situated in the valley of the Dysynni, near the coast of the Irish Sea. The parish is bounded on the W. by Cardigan Bay, and on the E. by the river Dysynni. It contains the townships of Peniarth and Rhydyrhiw. The neighbourhood abounds with hills, and from several points are obtained good views of Cadr Idris. Slate is obtained here. This was an old seat of the Wynne family. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bangor, value 82. The church is dedicated to St. Egryn. It contains a rood-loft, said to have been brought from Cymmer Abbey, a curious Norman font, and several monuments to the Owen family. There is an endowed school (Owen's) with an annual income of 105." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]


Davies, William. Hanes Plwyf Llanegryn = A history of the Parish of Llanegryn. Peniarth : Elusen Griffith Owen, 2002. 485p. Originally published solely in Welsh in 1948 by William Davies.

Llanegryn Church.[Llanegryn] : [Llanegryn Church?], [1999?] 8p

Parry, Edgar W. Eglwysi Gwynedd. 4; Eglwys St. Egryn, Llanegryn, Meirionnydd. Gwreiddiau Gwynedd / Gwynedd Roots. 38 (2000), p. 7-8

Passmore, Sue. The Lloyds of Gwyddfryniau, Llanegryn, Meirionnydd in the 17th century. Part 1. Gwreiddiau Gwynedd / Gwynedd Roots. 32 (1997), p. 5-10
Part 2; Gwreiddiau Gwynedd / Gwynedd Roots. 34 (1998), p. 8-10

Church History

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of Llanegryn Parish Church

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 6819 acres; Population 352 males, 353 females, total 705

People's Collection Wales - Rood screen at Llanegryn Church

Rees, Thomas & John Thomas Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). The Llanegryn  section (in Welsh) has been extracted  

Church Records

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



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


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

Land and Property

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


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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