Clynnog, Gwynedd, Wales Genealogy

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CLYNNOG, a village and a parish in the district and County of Carnarvon. The village stands on Carnarvon bay, at the foot of Bwlch-Mawr mountain, 4 miles WSW of Pen-y-groes r. station, and 9½ SSW of Carnarvon; and has a post office under Carnarvon, two inns, and fairs on 18 Aug. and 23 Sept. The parish comprises 12, 060 acres; of which 510 are water. Real property, £6, 500. Pop., 1, 671. Houses, 370. The property is divided among a few. The coast and much of the interior are picturesque. A waterfall is at Rhiadr-Dilyn-mawr; and an uncommonly large cromlech, at Bachwen. A monastery was founded at the village, in 616, by St. Benno, who died a hermit here. A spring in the vicinity, called St. Benuo's well, now choked up and filthified, had long a thaumaturgic repute. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor. Value, £290.* Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is later English and cruciform, with a square tower; is considered to be the finest ecclesiastical-building in North Wales; was once collegiate; and contains altar tombs of the Glynnes and Twisletons, stone stalls, and a very ancient oaken chest, which was used for receiving offerings. There are chapels for Independents and Calvinistic Methodists. (John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Civ Reg District Carnarvon (1881)
Reg Sub-district Llandwrog (1881)
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