Llanfair Pwllgwyngll  Anglesey


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

LLANFAIR-PWLLGWYNGYLL, a village and a parish in the district of Bangor and county of Anglesey. The village stands near the Chester and Holyhead railway, and near the Menai strait, 5 miles SW of Beaumaris; takes the latter part of its name, signifying "raging-pool," from the Swelly rocks whirlpool in the strait; and has a station, of the name of Llanfair, on the railway, and a post office, of the name of Llanfair-Pwllgwyngyll, under Bangor.—The parish contains also the small seaport of Pwllfanog. ...

Acres, 952; of which 100 are water. Real property, £1,403. Pop. in 1851,758; in 1861,695. Houses, 170. The property is divided among a few. Plâs-Llanfair is the seat of Lord Clarence Paget. PlâsNewydd demesne, the seat of the Marquis of Anglesey, noticed in our article LLANEDWEN, also is adjacent. Craigy-Ddinas, a rocky eminence, 260 feet high, commands a very rich panoramic view; was formerly crowned with an ancient camp; and is now surmounted by a column 100 feet high, commemorative of the military career of the late Marquis of Anglesey, and bearing aloft a colossal bronze statue by Noble, set up in the autumn of 1860. Building-stone is quarried and shipped. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Llandysilio, in the diocese of Bangor. Value, £250. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is chiefly modern; retains a portion of an old church, with a remarkable apse; and has a fine broach spire. The churchyard contains an obelisk to the memory of the workmen who died during the construction of the Menai bridge.

Llanfair Pwllgwyngll through time

Llanfair Pwllgwyngll 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 Llanfair Pwllgwyngll itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanfair Pwllgwyngll in The the Isle of Anglesey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th October 2019

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