"LLANFAGLAN, a parish in the hundred of Is-Gorfai, county Carnarvon, 2 miles S.W. of Carnarvon, its post town, and 2 from Pontnewydd, where there is a station of the Nantlle railway. It is situated on the S.W. shore of Menai Strait. On the sandy beach many rare marine plants are found. At the extreme point of the bay is Belan, a miniature fort and bathing-place of Lord Newborough, guarding the entrance of the Menai. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage of Llanwda, in the diocese of Bangor. The church, dedicated to St. Baglan, contains a stone, inscribed "Lovernus Fil."" [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



  • Jones, William H. Old Karnarvon : a historical account of the town of Carnarvon, with notices of the parish churches of Llanbeblig & Llanfaglan. Carnarvon : H. Humphreys, [1889].  186p


1851 Census of Llanfaglan. A full transcription by Joyce & Douglas Hinde in both "Address" and "Name Order" form.




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.

Llanfaglan Parish; Statistics; 1884 acres; Population 119 males, 135 females, total 1254

  • Llanfaglan Parish Church                     Attendance - afternoon 30         "This is a very small Parish......................the services at this Church are at 10 am and 2 pm alternately with Llanwnda from which it is distant between 3 and 4 miles"                  Hugh Roberts, Curate

        See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St Baglan's Church

        Friends of Friendless Churches - St Baglan, Llanfaglan


          Church Records


          Description & Travel

          Llanfaglan - on Wikipedia

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          LLANVAGDALEN, or LLANVAGLAN (LLANVAGLAN), a parish in the hundred of ISGORVAI,county of CARNARVON, NORTH WALES, 2 1/2 miles (W. S. W.) from Carnarvon, containing 156 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Baglan, is situated on the Menai strait, near its southern extremity, and comprises only a few farms and widely scattered dwellings. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Llanwnda, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Bangor : the great tithes are appropriated to the Principal and Fellows of Jesus' College, Oxford. The church, situated in the centre of a large field, to which there is no public road, is an ancient edifice, consisting of a nave and chancel, with a spacious chapel on the north side : the eastern gable is ornamented with the remains of an ancient cross, curiously sculptured. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £ 68. 13. ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833)


          A. J. Bodvel Roberts Family History  1925 May - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
          "Arthur John Bodvel Roberts, born in 1871, of Cefn-y-coed, Llanfaglan......."


          Law & Legislation

          Various items - on the People's Collection Wales  site

          • Petition of Gruffydd Williams, Llanfaglan, against Katherin, verch Hugh ap Richard and diverse others, for restraining part of Llanfaglan Common, when the common is to be free for all the inhabitants. At the foot: 'And so shall order pray'. dd 1652 
          • This Presentment reads as follows (translation):   'It is true that Alice ferch Gruffydd lately of Caernarvon, housewife, the 20th day of July in the second year of the reign of King Edward the Sixth with force and arms entered into the house of Elin Lewis lately of Caernarvon and made an assault on the aforesaid Elin and struck her with stones etc. and maltreated her contrary to the peace of the said lord the king etc. Item, Roger Lloyd for forestalling of the king's market in buying of fish at the weirs and Llanfaglan, buying eight salmons for the price of 8d. and selling the same at Caernarvon for 12d. each. Item, the same Roger for reviling and miscalling the inquest of salmons to the great hurt of the same borough etc.]' dd 20 July 1548


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

          Llanfaglan parish in Carnarvonshire - on the People's Collection Wales  site

          You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SH464606 (Lat/Lon: 53.12066, -4.297156), Llanfaglan which are provided by: