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Allen, Grant. Drowning for Liverpool : Lake Vyrnwy and the end of old Llanwddyn 1887- 1889. Whitehaven : Past Presented, 2002. 20p

Davies, Stevie. Sebald's Austerlitz : a child of Llanwddyn. New Welsh Review. No. 55 (Spring 2002), p. 89-92 Llanwddyn & Lake Vyrnwy. Centenary ed. [Montgomery] : Llanwddyn Church, 1988. 24p

Nixon, Margaret M. A village remembers the year it was drowned : [Llanwddyn]. Country Quest 28/10 (1988), p. 22-3

Roberts, Owen.   The politics of health and the origins of Liverpool's Lake Vyrnwy Water Scheme, 1871-92   (NLW's site)   Welsh History Review 20

Rowlands, D W L. History and description of Llanwddyn and Lake Vyrnwy. Llanwddyn : Llanwddyn Parochial Church Council, [1977?] 21p

Silvester, R J. The Llanwddyn Hospitium. Montgomeryshire Collections 85 (1997), p. 63-76

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 20190 acres; Population 279 males, 241 females, total 520

From the Victorian Powys for schools site - The drowned village of Llanwddyn
"The parish church, two chapels ...... were all to be lost under the rising waters........... the remains of the dead were removed from the churchyard and reburied next to the new church. (1881-89)"

Details of modern benefice of Llanwdddyn et al on the Church in 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 Sardis. Llanwddyn  chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation by Maureen Saycell (March 2010)

Church Records

Detailed information on deposited registers and transcripts for this parish is given on the Powys Archives page Montgomeryshire parish registers

As a guide only, the principal extant parochial church records for this parish span the dates shown below (as detailed in Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 2000) but exact current holdings should be confirmed with the individual Archives;

Description and Travel

Remains of the flooded village of Llanwddyn at Lake Vyrnwy 1933 - on the People's Collection Wales site;
"The village of Llanwddyn ... was abandoned before the completion of the dam which flooded the river valley and created Lake Vyrnwy in 1888. In September 1933 the remains of the village were exposed for the first time by very low water levels caused by drought"

Victorian Powys for schools site - The drowned village of Llanwddyn

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



Map of Montgomeryshire parishes on Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society's site - shows dioceses


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