"LLECHYLCHED, a parochial chapelry in the hundred of Llyfon, county Anglesey, 4 miles N.W. of Aberffraw, and 8 from Gwindy, its post town. The village is neatly built. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory* of Llanbeulan, in the diocese of Bangor. The church is dedicated to St. Ilched." [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.

Llechylched Parochial Chapelry; Statistics; Area 1783 acres; Population 317 males, 337 females, total 654

  • Trinity Chapel, Bryngwran Erected 1841 Attendance - usual - morning about 20, afternoon about 20, no Sunday school [ Lewis 1849 - .... new church, more conveniently and pleasantly situated, lately erected in the village of Bryngwran..........] Informant; John Roberts
  • Capel Gwyn, Baptist Attendance - morning 22 scholars, afternoon 73, evening 32 John Hughes, Deacon, Tyddyn meredith, Bryngwran
  • Salem, Bryngwran Erected 1824, enlarged 1837 Attendance - morning 122, afternoon 120 scholars, evening 221 William Morris, Minister, Bryngwran
  • Hebron, Calvinistic Methodist Erected 1824 Attendance - morning 187, afternoon 171 scholars, evening 203 Richard Griffith, Elder, Bryngwran
      • Holy Trinity Church, Llechylched - on geograph.org.uk and "Parish church built in 1840-42 to the replace the medieval and later building ................" coflein
      • "Capel Gwyn Baptist Chapel was built in 1794, rebuilt in 1849 and rebuilt again in 1906............" coflein
      • Capel Hebron (CM), Bryngwran - on geograph.org.uk and "Hebron Methodist Chapel was built in 1824 and rebuilt in 1880 ........." coflein
      • Capel Salem, Bryngwran (Ind) - on geograph.org.uk and "Salem's 'cause' began in 1794 and the chapel built in 182?.......enlarged in 1839 and renovated in 1900...."coflein

      Church Records

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

      Capel Gwyn Baptist chapel, Llechylched - records 1859-1883 - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales

      View across farmland towards churchyard of Llechylched old church - on geograph.org


      Description & Travel

      You can see pictures of Llechylched which are provided by:



      LLECHYLCHED (LLECH-YLCHED), a parish in the hundred of LLYVON, county of ANGLESEY, NORTH WALES, 7 miles (S.E. by E.) from Holyhead, containing 405 inhabitants. This parish, which is of very moderate extent, lies in the south-western part of the island ; and the church is situated far from any house, in a marshy valley watered by a stream which falls into the bay of Carnarvon. The surrounding sceneryis not distinguished by any peculiarity of feature, except that of a dreary and unprepossessing aspect. The road from London to Holyhead passes through the village, of which the inhabitants are chiefly employed in agriculture. The living is annexed to the rectory of Llanbeulan, in the archdeaconry of Anglesey, and diocese of Bangor. The church, dedicated to St. Ilched, is a small edifice. There are places of worship for Independents and Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists. A National school, for the gratuitous instruction of poor children of this and the adjoining parishes, was established in 1829: it is supported by subscription, and the present number of children is seventy-five. The poor are maintained by an average annual expenditure amounting to £ 176. 7. (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833)

      Land & Property

      Held at Anglesey Record Office (NRA);

      • Llechylched land tax;- 1744-1809: assessments
      • Llechylched Parish;- 1803-1997: records
      • Llechylched Parish Council;- 1909-47: financial records
      • Llechylched tithes;- 1924-36: Tithe Rent Charge account books
      • Llechylched window tax;- 1751-60: assessments


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

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

      You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SH333763 (Lat/Lon: 53.257687, -4.499889), Llechylched which are provided by: