Dolwyddelan  Caernarvonshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Dolwyddelan like this:

DOLWYDDELAN, a village and a parish in the district of Llanrwst and county of Carnarvon. The village stands on the river Lledr, under Moel-Siabod, amid most sequestered mountainous environs, 7 miles SW of Llanrwst r. station; and has a post office under Conway. The parish comprises 14, 384 acres. ...

Real property, £1, 974; of which £98 are in quarries. Pop., 811. Houses, 164. The property is all in one estate. Dolwyddelan Castle, crowning a rocky steep, and including a massive square tower, dates from the 5th or 6th century; belonged to the Welsh princes; was the birth-place of Llewelyn the Great; and passed to the Berkenets, Meredith ap Evan, and the Gwynnes. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor. Value, £107. Patron, Lord Willough-by de Eresby. The church is good; and there are chapels for Independents and Calvinistic Methodists.

Dolwyddelan through time

Dolwyddelan is now part of Conwy district. Click here for graphs and data of how Conwy has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Dolwyddelan itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dolwyddelan, in Conwy and Caernarvonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd January 2019

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