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Gwytherin is a village, community and ecclesiastical parish in County Borough of Conwy, Wales.

Before 1974 the village was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, between 1874 and 1996 in the County of Clwyd. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of County Borough of Conwy.


"GWYTHERINE, a parish in the hundred of Isaled, county of Denbigh, 6 miles (E.S.E.) from Llanrwst, comprising the Upper and Lower divsions, and containing 463 inhabitants. Within this parish, which is situated in the mountainous district of the county, are the sources of the rivers Elwy, Aled and Alwen, upon the first of which, about two miles below its source, the village is pleasantly seated. The surface of the surrounding country is beautifully diversified, and in many parts the scenery is highly picturesque: within the parish are three noble lakes, Llyn Alwen, Llyn Moelvre, and Llyn Aled, the last of which is enclosed on almost every side by mountains covered with dark and barren heath. st. Winifred is said to have retired hither upon the death of her Bueno...The church, dediecated to St. James, or, as some with probability asser, to St. Gwytherin, who lived in the latter part of the sixth century, is a spacious and ancient structure, but in a very dilapidated condition... The Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists have each a place of worship..." (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis)

This is a remote and mountainous parish of about 6000 acres, divided into two townships, Is-llan and Uwch-llan. At one time, there were two other townships, Pennant and Cornwal. For more information on Gwytherin see: Gwytherin at Genuki

Gwytherin Parish
County bef 1974 add here
County 1 Apr 1974-31 Mar 1996 add here
County 1 Apr 1996 - add here
Civ Reg District Llanrwst (1881)
Reg Sub-district Llanrwst (1881)
Probate Court add here
Diocese add here
Rural Deanery add here
Chapelry add here
Poor Law Union Llanrwst
Hundred Isaled
Province add here
Hamlets add here


Years County
before 31 March 1974 Denbighshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
from 1 April 1996 Conwy


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