Penmachno  Caernarvonshire


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

PENMACHNO, a village and a parish in the district of Llanrwst and county of Carnarvon. The village stands on the river Machno, 2 miles above its influx to the Conway at the boundary with Denbigh, and 6½ S of Llanrwst r. station; has beautiful environs; forms a sort of circle round the parish church; is a good station foranglers; and has a post-office‡ under Llanrwst, and fairson 23 Aug. ...

and 11 Sept. The parish comprises 11, 208 acres. Real property, £3, 758; of which £330 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 1, 251; in 1861, 1, 425. Houses, 301. The property is divided among a few. Much of the land is mountainous. Slate is quarried. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Bangor. Value, £180.* Patron, Lord Ranelagh. The church was rebuilt in 1864. There are a Calvinistic Methodist chapel, an endowed school with £10 a year, alms-houses with £60, and other charities £50.

Penmachno through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th April 2019

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