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"TALYLLYN, a parish in the hundred of Estimaner, county Merioneth, 5 miles S.W. of Dolgelly, its post town, and 8 from Machynlleth. The village is situated on the river Mathew, under Cader-Idris and Arran-y-Gessel. The parish, which is of large extent, comprising 36,000 acres, includes Cedris, Ceuswyn, Corris, Llanerchgoediog, and Ystradgwyn. There are numerous ranges of slaty hills, affording only bare sheep walks. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the woollen manufacture. Llyn Mwyngil is famed for its trout and eel fishing. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bangor, value £84, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is also a district church at Corris, the living of which is a perpetual curacy The parochial charities produce about £4 per annum." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
Mitchell, Victor. Talyllyn : 50 years of change. Midhurst : Middleton, 2000. 96p. Great Railway eras
Official guide Tywyn Meirionnydd, Gwynedd : home of the Talyllyn Railway. 5th ed. Tywyn : Tywyn and District Publicity Bureau, . 114p
Rolt, L T C. Talyllyn adventure. Newton Abbott : David & Charles, 1971. 289p. Originally published, London: Constable, 1953.
White, Christopher. Forty years of the Talyllyn Railway. [Leicester] : AB Publishing,  48p
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 15182 acres; Population 608 males, 515 females, total 1123
Rees, Thomas & John Thomas Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). The Corris section (in Welsh) has been extracted Also Aberllefeni chapel
Joyce Hinde has supplied a list of Parish Registers held at Merioneth Record Office.
Talyllyn Railway - data and access
Narrow Gauge Heaven - Talyllyn Railway Picture Gallery
Talyllyn Railway - on Wikipedia
Talyllyn Railway - picture gallery
Sunset over Talyllyn - on Dave Newbould's site
Horse and carriage at Talyllyn Lake, c 1907 - on the People's Collection Wales site
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
The manganese mines of Merionethshire
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