Gwydir  Caernarvonshire


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

GWYDIR, a township in Llanrwst parish, Carnarvon; on the river Conway, under Moel-Siabod, 1 mile SSW of LlanrwST. Acres, 7, 621. Real property, £1, 551. Pop., 400. Houses, 80. The manor belonged to the Berties and the Wynns; belongs now to Lord Willoughby d'Eresby; and gives him the title of Baron. ...

Gwydir House, his lordship's seat, includes part of a mansion, built in 1555 by Sir John Wynn; consists chiefly of an addition made in 1816; contains some fine antique rooms, with antique furniture; and stands amid grounds with picturesque features, and commanding, at some points, very charming views.

The location is that of Gwydir Castle, although this is at the far eastern end of the parish.

Gwydir through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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