Llanfihangel Esgeifiog


"LLANFIHANGEL ESCEIFIOG, (or Llanfihangel-pentre-berw), a parish in the hundred of Menai, county Anglesey, 2 miles S.E. of Llangefni, 7 N.E. of Newborough, and 7 from Bangor, its post town. It is situated on the river Cefni, and includes the township of Gaeriben. Here are collieries, from whence there is a tram-road of about 7 miles to Red Wharfe Bay. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bangor, value with the curacy of Llanffinan annexed, £120, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Michael, and is of ancient date. The charities, including £5 to Jones's school, produce about £9 per annum." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



  • Roberts, John. Plans of properties in the parishes of Llanidan, Llanfihangel Esceifiog, Llanddaniel, Llaniestyn, Heneglwys and Llangefni in the couty of Anglesey. c 1756. 17 maps

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.

Llanfihangel-Esceifiog Parish; Statistics; Area 2889 acres; Population 586 males, 575 females, total 1161

  • Llanfihangel Esgeifiog Parish Church (Diocese of Bangor) "New Church stands unfinished for lack of funds, the old unfit for service. Services held in licensed schoolroom" Attendance - morning 106, evening 82 "It is well known that in Wales those who attend Church at one point of the day generally attend Dissenting places of Worship at another" Services in Welsh Griffith Jones, Churchwarden, Tan y Graig
  • Gaerwen Chapel, Calvinistic Methodists Erected before 1800 Attendance - morning 300, afternoon Sunday School, evening 460 Robert Hughes, Minister
  • Caerwen, Particular Baptists Temporary building in lieu of one erected in 1843 Attendance - morning 52 scholars, afternoon 103, evening 95 "Now erecting a new Chapel to be called Moria." Owen Williams, Deacon, Rhosddu

North Chapel of St Mihangel - on geograph.org.uk

  • Moriah Welsh Baptist chapel, Gaerwen - on geograph.org.uk and "...... was built in 1851 and rebuilt in 1876........." SH48307196 coflein
  • (Same place ?) "Moreia Welsh Baptist [Particular] community in Gaerwen was formed in 1839, and a chapel had been built before 1851. In 1998 it was still in use as a chapel" SH48107197 coflein
  • "Disgwylfa [Welsh CM] Methodist Chapel, Gaerwen was first built in 1799, rebuilt in 1827 and rebuilt again in 1904..." SH48617157 coflein
  • Redundant chapel and schoolroom, Pentre Berw - on geograph.org.uk and "Pen-Sarn Berw [Welsh CM] Methodist Chapel was built in 1867.........chapel has an attached house and a separate schoolroom above stables. By 2007 the chapel had been converted for residential use." coflein
  • Chapel (unnamed) in Chapel St, Gaerwen - on geograph.org.uk
  • Capel Berea (Ind) - see Llanidan parish
  • Gaerwen Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - on geograph.org.uk

Church Records

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


Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Llanfihangel Esgeifiog which are provided by:





Neuadd Gaerwen a Phentre Berw, papurau (papers) 1934-1985 (mainly 1964-1976) - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"The village of Gaerwen is in Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog, Anglesey. The village hall was run by Pwyllgor Neuadd Bentref Gaerwen (Gaerwen Village Hall Committee)............"


Land & Property

Held at Anglesey Record Office (NRA);

  • Llanfihangel Esceifiog land tax;- 1749-1868: assessments
  • Llanfihangel Esceifiog window tax;- 1751-53: assessments
  • Llanfihangel Ysceifiog Community Council;- 1879-1986: minute books
  • Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog Parish;- 1703-2001: records
  • Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog tithes;- 1924-36: Tithe Rent Charge account books


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

District comprising the parish of Llanfihangel Esgeifiog and chapelry of Llanffinan in the County of Anglesey - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SH476723 (Lat/Lon: 53.226224, -4.28441), Llanfihangel Esgeifiog which are provided by: