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National Gazetteer (1868) - Llanuwchllyn

"LLANUWCHLLYN, a parish in the hundred of Penllyn, county Merioneth, 4 miles S.W. of Bala, its post town, and 12 N.E. of Dolgelly. It is situated at the south-western extremity of Bala Lake, and is watered by the river Dwfrdwy, a tributary of the Dee. The neighbourhood is wild and mountainous. The parish includes the townships of Castell, Cynllwyd, Penanlliw, and Penarran. Slate is obtained here. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of St. Asaph, value £140. The church is dedicated to St. Deiniol. It contains some monumental effigies, including one of a knight in armour, whose duty it was to attend the judges in their assize journeys, and protect them from the attacks of banditti. Here are Vaughan's almshouses, with an endowment producing £42, and Williams' school, £25, and other charities amounting in all to about £95 per annum. A short distance from here is a waterfall on the river Twrch. Coins and other Roman remains have been found at Caer Gai, supposed to have been a Roman fort."

"CASTELL, a township in the parish of Llanuwchllyn, hundred of Penllyn, in the county of Merioneth, North Wales, 6 miles to the S.W. of Bala."

"CYNLLWYD, a township in the parish of Llanuwchllyn, in the county of Merioneth, 3 miles S.W. of Bala. It contains the village of Pandy."

"PANDY, a village in the parish of Llanuwchllyn, and township of Cynllwyd, county Merioneth, 4 miles S.W. of Bala."

"PENANLLIW, a township in the parish of Llanuwchllyn, county Merioneth, 4 miles S.W. of Bala."

"PENARRAN, a township in the parish of Llanuwchllyn, county Merioneth, 4 miles S.W. of Bala."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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