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"LLANFIHANGEL-Y-PENNANT, a parish in the hundred of Estimauer, county Merioneth, 7 miles S.W. of Dolgelly, its post town, and 9 N. of Aberdovey. It is situated at the foot of Cader Idris, and includes the townships of Cedris, Llanllwydan, Maestrefnant, and Uwchygarreg. The surface is hilly, and only partially enclosed. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bangor, value 464 in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Michael, and has an ancient font. There are small charities of about 1 per annum. A fort stood here in early times. Caerberllan Hall is the principal residence." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

Business and Commerce Records

Holmes, Alan.   Slates from Abergynolwyn: the story of Bryneglwys Slate Quarry   1986

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

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 8321 acres; Population 195 males, 181 females, total 376

Memorial to Mary Jones, Llanfihangel-y-pennant, Merionethshire - on the People's Collection Wales site
"'In memory of Mary Jones, who in the year 1800, at the age of 16 walked from here to Bala, to procure from the Rev. Thomas Charles, B.A., a copy of the Welsh Bible...."

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 Abergynolwyn chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation                Also Llanfihangel chapel (No translation)

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;


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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