"LLANBEULAN, a parish in the hundreds of Llyfon and Malltraeth, county Anglesey, 6 miles W. of Llangefni, and 8 E. of Holyhead, its post town. The North-Western railway, through Crewe and Chester, passes through the neighbourhood, and has a station at Bodorgan, about 2 miles from the village. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bangor, value with the curacies of Ceirchiog, Llanvaelog, and Llechylched annexed, £793, in the patronage of the bishop. The church dedicated to St. Penlan, is an ancient edifice, erected on the same spot as one founded in the 7th century. There is also the district church of Tal-y-Llyn, the living of which is a perpetual curacy, value £62." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


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.

Llanbeulan Parish; Statistics; Area 2943 acres; Population 174 males, 178 females, total 352

  • Llanbeulan Parish Church (Diocese of Bangor) Attendance - afternoon 12 No Sunday School Rectory with curacies of Ceirchiog, Llanerchymedd, Llanvaelog and Llechylched Services in Welsh Informant; John Williams
  • Talyllyn Chapel of Ease Attendance - afternoon 14/15 No Sunday school 1 service in Welsh Informant; John Williams

Church Records

Joyce Hinde has supplied a list of Parish Registers held at Anglesey Record Office


Description & Travel

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LLANBEULAN (LLAN-BEULAN), a parish partly in the hundred of LLYVON, partly in that of MALLTRAETH, and partly in that of TWRCELYN, County of ANGLESEY, NORTH WALES, 6 miles (W. by S.) from Llangevni, containing 375 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, to which are annexed the perpetual curacies of Ceirchiog, Llanerchymedd, Llanvaelog, Llechylched, and Tal y Llyn, in the archdeaconry of Anglesey, and diocese. of Bangor, rated in the king's books at £22.3.11 1/2., and in the patronage of the Bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Peulan, who lived in the beginning of the sixth century, was originally founded in 630: the present edifice is a small cruciform structure, situated in a little barren valley, near the new line of road to Holyhead, and the south transept bears evidence of very great antiquity : it has some windows in the later English style, of good design, especially the east window of the chancel, which is a very superior composition. There are places of worship for Independents and Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists. David Jones, in 1726, bequeathed £ 10, the interest arising from which he directed to be annually given to two of the oldest inhabitants of the parish, who should be considered as deserving objects of charity. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £ 197. 13. ( Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833)

TALYLLYN (TAL Y LLYN), a parochial chapelry in the parish of LLANBEULAN, hundred of LLYVON, county of ANGLESEY, NORTH WALES, 8 miles (W. S. W.) from Llangevni. The population is returned with the parish of Llanbeulan. This chapelry is situated in the south-western part of the island, and on the river Fraw, which falls into the small bay of Aberfraw, in the bay of Carnarvon. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Llanbeulan, in the archdeaconry of Anglesey, and diocese of Bangor, endowed with £ 800 royal bounty. The chapel, dedicated to St. Mary, is a small neat edifice. ( Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833)


Land & Property

Held at Anglesey Records Office (NRA)

  • Llanbeulan 1744-1815: assessments
  • Llanbeulan Parish 1754-1959: records; 1813-1976: burial register ; 1868-1950: banns register
  • Llanbeulan Parish Council 1902-33: financial papers
  • Llanbeulan 1927-36: Tithe Rent Charge account books
  • Llanbeulan 1751-60: Window Tax assessments for Llifon hundred


Gwynedd Family History Society have a diagram of the ecclesiastical parishes of Anglesey (under Parishes)

Llanbeulan parish in the County of Anglesey - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SH374755 (Lat/Lon: 53.251183, -4.438004), Llanbeulan which are provided by: