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"LLANYMOWDDWY, a parish in the hundred of Talybont, county Merioneth, 11 miles N.E. of Dolgelly, its post town. It is situated at the base of the mountain Arran Mowddy, where the river Dyfi has its source. The parish includes the townships of Cowarch, Cwmceiwydd, Llanerchfydda, and Pennant. Slate is obtained, and there is a supply of peat. The pass, called Bwlchy-Groes, is in this neighbourhood. The village of Llan-y-Mowddwy is a retired little place, embosomed in hills. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bangor, value £235, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Tydecho, is shaded by yew-trees. The charities amount to about £6 per annum. There is a waterfall on the Pumrhyd, which flows from a cwm on the W. of Llan-y-Mowddwy." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
Kenward, James. Ab Ithel : an account of the life and writings of the Rev. John Williams Ab Ithel, M.A., late Rector of Llanymowddwy, Merioneth. Tenby : London : R. Mason ; W. Kent & Co., 1871. The greater portion of this work (to page 192) was originally published in the form of editorial articles in the Cambrian Journal, of 1862-3-4
Parry, Gwenfair. Llanymawddwy. The Welsh language and the 1891 census p. 383-393
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 15290 acres; Population 342 males, 343 females, total 685
- Llanmawddwy Parish Church Attendance - usual - morning 33, evening 52 Services in Welsh Informant; Hugh Evans, Registrar
- Abercywarch, Calvinistic Methodist Attendance - average - 40, and scholars 30 Information from Griffith Evans, Superintendant No signature
- Salem, Cwmcawydd, Independents Erected 1846 Attendance - average - 55, and scholars 30 Minister No signature
- Bryncoch Chapel, Wesleyan Methodists Erected 1822 Attendance - morning 43, evening 33 William Davies, Wesleyan Minister
- Bethesda, Independents Erected 1821 Attendance - morning 26, evening 53 Edward Williams, Independent Minister, Dinas Mawddwy
- Bethlehem, Independents Erected 1836 Attendance - morning 47 scholars. evening 59 Edward Williams, Independent Minister
St Tydecho church, Llanymawddwy - on the People's Collection Wales site
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 Llanymawddwy chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation by Eleri Rowlands
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Gwynedd Family History Society havea diagram of the ecclesiastical parishes of Merionethshire (under Parishes) - with some links to photographs of parish churches
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