In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bethesda like this:
BETHESDA, a hamlet in Llanllechid parish, Carnarvon; 4½ miles SE of Bangor. It has a post office‡ under Bangor; and has recently become populous in connexion with the neighbouring slate-quarries.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bethesda, in Gwynedd and Caernarvonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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