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 10000 acres; Population 406 males, 474 females, total 880
Llanfachreth Parish Church Attendance - morning 45 + 22 scholars Service in Welsh "The Tithes of this Parish, the Annual Value of which is between 300 and 400 (?£) belong to the Patron and Proprietor, Sir R W Vaughan, Bart, out of which he pays his poor Curate the paltry sum above specified - a sum at which sum his scullery girl would turn up her nose......" George Phillips A.B, Perpetual Curate
Rhydymair Chapel, Independents Erected before 1800 Attendance - morning 66 scholars, afternoon 149, evening 138 Robert Ellis, Minister, Brithdir
Llanfachreth parish papers ": Papers relating to Llanfachreth parish and St Machreth parish church, Merionethshire, 1881-1979, including administrative records, 1902-1975; papers relating to parochial matters, -1964; an Ecclesiastical Court presentment, 1897; forms of prayer and other items, 1914-1918, 1964; financial records, 1889-1974, including accounts, 1889-1922, 1974, bills and receipts, 1903-1922, papers relating to Church repairs, 1961-1974, and insurance records, 1904-1922; education records, 1901-1970, including papers relating to Llanfachreth School, 1901-1904, 1961-1970, and Cwm National School, 1903-1904; tithe records, 1881-1922; and miscellaneous letters, 1898-1979."
Capel Hermon, Llanfachreth, cofysgrifau (records) "....... including two volumes, 1937-1961, recording the number of those present in the Sunday School classes, Hermon Chapel, Llanfachreth, details of their activities there and the collections' total; a number of 'teacher's books' kept by Sunday School teachers, 1959-1968, listing the names of children in individual classes with details of their attendance; together with an account book, 1912-1927, noting members' contributions to various collections, and a series of questionnaires, 1916-1929, containing details regarding the chapel and the members."
Rees, Thomas & John Thomas Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). The Rhydymain section (in Welsh) has been extracted - with translation by Maureen Saycell (April 2011) Also Llanfachreth chapel
Briscoe Rowlands, teulu, casgliad (collection) 1879-1979 "Papers of the Briscoe Rowlands family, 1879-1979, including letters, 1934-1972, from Patagonia and elsewhere; ..... newspapers, magazines and cuttings, 1919-1979, including Llanfachreth obituaries.............. "
Ystumgwadnaeth, Llanfachreth, papurau (papers) "Papers relating to the Evans family of Ystumgwadnaeth and the parish of Llanfachreth, Merionethshire, 1883-1936, including ......... Llanfachreth Sunday School register, 1905-1911; records relating to the creation of a War Memorial, 1919-1921; and Church Tower Restoration Fund papers, 1926-1927"
Nannau Manuscripts 1420-1947 "Nannau, situated in Llanfachreth parish, Merionethshire, was for centuries the home of one of the most powerful families in the county. The 'sprouting root', according to the bards, was Ynyr Hen who flourished in 1200-1250..................."
Papers of Rev. John Henry Williams, Canwy "Rev. John Henry Williams, also known by his bardic name, Canwy , was a native of Llanfachreth .........." ".................... The miscellaneous material includes a summary of the history of Hermon chapel, Llanfachreth ................."
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Bryson, Merionethshire, deeds "Deeds relating to properties in Llanfachreth, Dolgellau, Llandrillo and other parishes in Merionethshire and in Mallwyd, Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire, 1665-1869"
The Hengwrt-Uchaf Collection "Deeds, 1641-1912, relating to the Hengwrt-uchaf estate mainly in Llanfachreth, Merionethshire, and Llanwrin, Montgomeryshire"
Lloyd-Jones collection of Nanney [Llanfachreth] papers 1681-1776
Mary Vaughan Papers (relating to Nannau, Rug and Hengwrt) "Papers relating to the Hengwrt, Nannau and Rug estates, comprising deeds, sale catalogues and accounts, 1788-1923, estate and personal correspondence, 1859-1939, and papers relating to Llanfachreth church, 1868-1889, 1955"
Llanfachreth Rate Books "This collection consists of three rate books for the years 1840 (5339), 1842-1843 (5340) and 1848 (5341). They record details of Llanfachreth's rate paying inhabitants ............."