In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Tal Y Llyn like this:
TALYLLYN, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Dolgelly district, Merioneth. The village stands on a picturesque lake, at the terminns of a branch railway, under Cader-Idris, 6¾ miles NE of Towyn; and has a post-office under Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, and a small inn. The parish consists of three townships and parts of two other s; and comprises 15,182 acres. Rated property, £2,778. Pop. in 1851, 1,123; in 1861, 1,284- house s, 274. The property is divided among a few. ...
The branch railway hither was authorized in 1865; and it deflects from the Aberystwith line at Towyn. Much of the land is mountainous; and many parts are grandly picturesque. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Bangor. Value, £84. Patron, the Bishop of B. The church is early English. There are two Calvinistic Methodist chapels.The sub-district contains six parishes. Acres, 73,066. Pop., 4,839. Houses, 1,065.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Tal Y Llyn has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Gwynedd. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Tal Y Llyn and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tal Y Llyn, in Gwynedd and Merionethshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 12th December 2013
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