In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llanfachreth like this:
LLANFACHRETH, a village and a parish in the district and county of Anglesey. The village stands on the river Alaw, near Holyhead bay, 4 miles E of Holyhead; and has a post office under Holyhead. The parish comprises 1,497 acres of land, and 390 of water. Real property, £1,825. Pop., 532. ...
Houses, 118. The property is divided among a few. Much of the land is under cultivation. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacies of Llanynghenedl and Llanfigael, in the diocese of Bangor. Value, £638. * Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is dedicated to St. Mackraeth, and was reported in 1859 as bad.
Llanfachreth is now part of the Isle of Anglesey district. Click here for graphs and data of how the Isle of Anglesey has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llanfachreth itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanfachreth in The the Isle of Anglesey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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