Dolbenmaen  Caernarvonshire


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

DOLBENMAEN, a parish in the district of Festiniog and county of Carnarvon; on the Dwy-fawr river, under Llwyd-mawr, 2 miles SW of Brynkir r. station, and 4½ NW of Tremadoc. It has a post office, of the name of Garn-Dolbenmaen, under Carnarvon. Acres, 2, 145. Real property, £1, 032. ...

Pop., 387. Houses, 89. The property is divided among a few. Copper and manganese ores are found. A tomen is near the church, and a castle is said to have stood adjacent. The living is a p. curacy annexed to the rectory of Penmorva, in the diocese of Bangor. The church was built in 1426, and repaired in 1847. There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel.

Dolbenmaen through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th May 2022

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