Cricieth  Caernarvonshire


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

CRICCIETH, or Crickeith, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Pwllheli district, Carnarvon. The village stands on the N coast of Cardigan bay, at a railway station of its own name, 4 miles W by S of Tremadoc; ranks as a borough, contributary to Carnarvon; was once a market-town; is now small and straggling; and has a post office under Carnarvon, an inn, a church, three dissenting chapels, a ruined castle, and fairs on 23 May, 1 July, and 18 Oct. ...

The church is later English, and good. The castle stands on an eminence overlooking the sea; is supposed to have been built in the 6th century; was repaired by Edward I., and strongly garrisoned; consists now chiefly of the entrance, flanked by two lofty circular towers; and is highly picturesque. -The parish comprises 1, 678 acres; of which 110 are water. Real property, £2, 386. Pop., 769. Houses, 183. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacies of Trefllys and Ynyscynhaiarn, in the diocese of Bangor. Value, £349.* Patron, the Bishop of Bangor.—The sub-district contains seven parishes. Acres, 30, 734. Pop., 5, 591. Houses, 1, 232.

Cricieth through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd May 2022

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