Llanymawddwy  Merionethshire


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

LLANYMOWDDWY, a village and a parish in Dolgelly district, Merioneth. The village stands near the head of the river Dyfi, under Arran-Mowddwy mountain, 2 miles W of the boundary with Montgomery, 4¼ NE by N of Dinas-Mowddwy r. station, and 18½ NE of Machynlleth; and has a post office under Dinas-Mowddwy, Montgomeryshire. ...

The parish contains the townships of Cowarch, Cwmceiwydd, Llanerchfydda, and Pennant. Acres, 15,290. Real property, £1,736; of which £200 are in mines. Pop. in 1851,685; in 1861, 595. Houses, 128. The property is divided among a few. The surface is mountainous, and culminates on Arran-Mowddwy, at an altitude of 2,955 feet. Bwlchy-Groes pass, on the E boundary, taking a wild mountain road into Montgomeryshire, was formerly provided with a crucifix, to remind wayfarers of the dangers of the region. A spot, called Gwely-Tydecho, close to the roadside at Pennant, is said to have been the retreat of St. Tydecho; and five holes cross-wise, on a rock in the same neighbourhood, are fabled to be the impress of his foot. A waterfall is on the Pumrhyd rivulet, which flows from a coom, on the W side of the Dyfi's valley. Peat and slate abound. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor. Value, £235. * Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is dedicated to St. Tydecho, and is good. A very large yew-tree is in the churchyard. Charities, £6. Dr. John Davies, the Welsh grammarian and lexicographer, was rector.

Llanymawddwy through time

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

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


Date accessed: 24th November 2020

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