In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llanallgo like this:
LLANALLGO, a parish or parochial chapelry in the district and county of Anglesey; on the coast, at Moelfre bay, 6 miles E by N of Llanerchymedd r. station. Post town, Llanerchymedd, under Bangor. Acres, 659. Real property, £752. Pop., 430. Houses, 98. The property is snbdivided. Marble of good quality is obtained. A cromlech of large size, resting on seven supports, is near Moelfre. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Llanengrad, in the diocese of Bangor. The church claims to have been erected in the 7th century; is cruciform; was recently restored; and is notable for a monument to the numerous persons who perished in the shipwreck of the Royal Charter steam-clipper, on the rocks of Moelfre in 1859. ...
The monument is of marble, cut from the rock on which the Royal Charter struck; has the form of a quadrangular obelisk; and bears, on its four sides, the inscriptions,-' ' The Roya. Charter, 2,719 tons register, sailed from MelbourneAustralia, August 26,1859, bound for Liverpool, with 324 passengers and a crew of 103 ''- ' ' This monument was erected by the public, in memory of those who perished in the shipwreck of the Royal Charter, near Moelfre, on the island of Anglesey, October 26,1859 ''- ' ' Here lie the remains of 140 of the sufferers, and 45 in the churchyard of Penrhos-Lligwy ',-" The remains of several of the sufferers lie near the following churches, ''-here follows a list of nine churches on the N coast od Anglesey. In the spring of 1866,140 sovereigns were obtained by divers from the wreck of the Royal Charter; and they were as bright as if they had been newly coined. A well, once held in superstitions veneration, is near the church.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanallgo in The the Isle of Anglesey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd May 2013
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