Betws Y Coed  Caernarvonshire


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

BETTWS-Y-COED, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Llanrwst and county of Carnarvon. The village stands at the terminus of the Llanrwst railway, 3½ miles S of Llanrwst; has a post office under Llanrwst, a r. station with telegraph, and an inn; and is a resort of anglers and artists. ...

A curious picturesque bridge, called Pont-y-Pain, spans the Llugwy here, over a cataract which is notable as a salmon-leap. The parish comprises 3,537 acres. Real property, £1,447. Pop., 509. Houses, 103. The property is all in one estate. Some fine scenery, with several good waterfalls, occurs in the vales and on the hills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor. Value, £101. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is ancient and good; and contains a monument of Gryffydd, grandnephew of the last Llewelyn. There are an Independent chapel and a Calvinistic Methodist chapel.-The subdistrict comprises four parishes and part of another. Acres, 35,118. Pop., 2,735. Houses, 558.

Betws Y Coed through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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