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LLANGAR

"LLANGAR, a parish in the hundred of Edernion, county Merioneth, 1 mile S.W. of Corwen, its post town, and 10 miles N.E. of Bala. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Alwen and Dee, and includes the hamlets of Bryn, Cymmer, and Gwynodl. A large portion of the parish is barren. The village, which is small, stands on the road from Corwen, by the Vale of Edeyrnion. The Dee is crossed by a bridge about a mile distant at Cynwydd. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of St. Asaph, value £160, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is a small structure. This parish enjoys a share of the charities with Corwen. There are traces of an entrenchment." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Bibliography

Yates, W Nigel. Rug Chapel, Llangar Church, Gwydir Uchaf Chapel. Cardiff : Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments, 1993. 48p

Census

The 1851 Census of Llangar as enumerated - transcription provided by John and Doreen Jones. (See also Gwyddelwern)

The 1871 Census of Llangar as enumerated - transcription provided by John and Doreen Jones.

The 1891 Census of Llangar as enumerated - transcription provided by John and Doreen Jones.

Church History

This church was in Merioneth until 1974, then Clwyd until 1996, now in Denbighshire.

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re All Saints' 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 3578 acres; Population 128 males, 123 females, total 251

' About Llangar Parish' by Tony Francis on the Welsh Family History Archive site. Includes a database of Bishops' Transcripts for the parish.

Clwyd FHS site - Llangar Church

Aerial photograph of All Saints Church and churchyard, Llangar, 1995 - on the People's Collection Wales site

Llangar Church - on the Llangollen.com site CYNWYD, St. John the Evangelist 1854-1856 - on the Church plans online site (Shown as in Llangar parish although Kain/Oliver shows it is in a detached part of Gwyddelwern parish)

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;

Gazetteers

History

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;

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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