Betws y Coed, Conwy, Wales Genealogy

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Betws y Coed is a village, community and ecclesiastical parish, in County Borough of Conwy, Wales.

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

History[edit | edit source]

In 1870: "BETTWS-Y-COED, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Llanrwst and county of Carnarvon. The village stands at the terminus of the Llanrwst railway, 3½ miles S of Llanrwst; has a post office under Llanrwst, a r. station with telegraph, and an inn; and is a resort of anglers and artists. A curious picturesque bridge, called Pont-y-Pain, spans the Llugwy here, over a cataract which is notable as a salmon-leap. The parish comprises 3,537 acres. Real property, £1,447. Pop., 509. Houses, 103. The property is all in one estate. Some fine scenery, with several good waterfalls, occurs in the vales and on the hills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor. Value, £101. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is ancient and good; and contains a monument of Gryffydd, grandnephew of the last Llewelyn. There are an Independent chapel and a Calvinistic Methodist chapel .- The subdistrict comprises four parishes and part of another. Acres, 35,118. Pop., 2,735. Houses, 558." [John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)]

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Betws y Coed 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 Bettwsycoed (1881)
Probate Court add here
Diocese add here
Rural Deanery add here
Chapelry add here
Poor Law Union Llanrwst
Hundred Nantconway
Province add here
Hamlets add here

Administration[edit | edit source]

Years County
circa 1536 - 31 March 1974 Caernarfonshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Gwynedd
from 1 April 1996 Conwy

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