Tal-y-llyn / Talyllyn
"TALYLLYN, a parish in the hundred of Estimaner, county Merioneth, 5 miles S.W. of Dolgelly, its post town, and 8 from Machynlleth. The village is situated on the river Mathew, under Cader-Idris and Arran-y-Gessel. The parish, which is of large extent, comprising 36,000 acres, includes Cedris, Ceuswyn, Corris, Llanerchgoediog, and Ystradgwyn. There are numerous ranges of slaty hills, affording only bare sheep walks. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the woollen manufacture. Llyn Mwyngil is famed for its trout and eel fishing. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bangor, value £84, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is also a district church at Corris, the living of which is a perpetual curacy The parochial charities produce about £4 per annum." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
Mitchell, Victor. Talyllyn : 50 years of change. Midhurst : Middleton, 2000. 96p. Great Railway eras
Official guide Tywyn Meirionnydd, Gwynedd : home of the Talyllyn Railway. 5th ed. Tywyn : Tywyn and District Publicity Bureau, . 114p
Rolt, L T C. Talyllyn adventure. Newton Abbott : David & Charles, 1971. 289p. Originally published, London: Constable, 1953.
White, Christopher. Forty years of the Talyllyn Railway. [Leicester] : AB Publishing,  48p
|Noddfa Chapel, Corris (Baptist)|
|Bethel Chapel, Corris Uchaf (Independent)|
|Bethesda Chapel, Aberllefenni|
|Salem Chapel, Corris (Welsh Independent)|
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 15182 acres; Population 608 males, 515 females, total 1123
Rees, Thomas & John Thomas Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). The Corris section (in Welsh) has been extracted Also Aberllefeni chapel
Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site
- Tal-y-Llyn Church 2001
- Gravestones, Tal-y-llyn.39 items
Joyce Hinde has supplied a list of Parish Registers held at Merioneth Record Office.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Tal-y-llyn / Talyllyn to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Tal-y-llyn / Talyllyn has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Horse and carriage at Talyllyn Lake, c 1907 - on the People's Collection Wales site
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society, records 1960-1975 "The Talyllyn Railway, a narrow gauge railway in the Taly-y-llyn valley, ran from Bryneglwys Slate Quarry, near Abergynolwyn, Merionethshire, to the coast at Tywyn, Merionethshire, linking up with the national railway network............"
- Talyllyn Railway Collection 1865-1994 "Slate was first quarried at Bryneglwys Slate Quarry, near Abergynolwyn, Merionethshire, in the 1840s by John Pughe of Aberdyfi, Cardiganshire. In 1864, the quarry was leased by William McConnel's Aberdovey Slate Company Limited. McConnel(1809-1902) and his son were the instigators of Talyllyn Railway..............."
Gwynedd Family History Society have a diagram of the ecclesiastical parishes of Merionethshire (under Parishes) - with some links to photographs of parish churches
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SH744106 (Lat/Lon: 52.678312, -3.85972), Tal-y-llyn / Talyllyn which are provided by:
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- OpenStreetMap Cymru (Welsh counties only)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)