In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llangernyw like this:
LLANGERNIEW, a village and a parish in Llanrwst district, Denbigh. The village stands on the river Elwy, 6¼ miles E of Tal-y-Cafn r. station, and 7 NE of Llanrwst; and has a post office under Llanrwst, Denbighshire, and fairs on 29 March, 16 May, 29 June, 29 Sept., and 29 Nov. The parish is cut into two divisions, lower and upper; and contains the townships of Bodgonwch, Bodrach, Dwy-Afon, Hafodunos, Marchalad, Branar, Nanerth, Pant-y-Manus, Pentre-Wern, and Ranhir. ...
Acres, 7,753. Real property, £4,159. Pop., 1,245. Houses, 265. The property is divided among a few. Hafodunos House, a Tudor mansion, is the seat of the Lloyds. The land is hilly; and the rocks contain lead and copper ores. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £300. * Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is dedicated to St. Digain, is very good, and contains monuments of the Lloyds. Charities, £23.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llangernyw, in Conwy and Denbighshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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