In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Caerhun like this:
CAERHUN, or Caer-Rhun. a village and a parish in Conway district, Carnarvon. The village stands on the Conway river, near the Conway and Llanrwst railway, 5 miles S of Conway. It occupies the site of the Roman Conovium; has yielded many Roman relics; and is a pretty place. The parish includes also the townships of Isar-afon, Maen-y-Bardd, Penfio, and Rhwng-y-Ddwyafon; and its Post Town is Llanrwst. Acres, 13,402. Real property, £4,687. Pop., 1,314. Houses, 313. The property is divided among a few. The surface comprises mountains, glens, and chasms; and is highly picturesque. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Llanbedr, in the diocese of Bangor. The church is good; and there are dissenting chapels.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Caerhun has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Conwy. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Caerhun and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Caerhun, in Conwy and Caernarvonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd November 2014
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