Y Gyffin  Caernarvonshire


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

GYFFIN, a village and a parish in Conway district, Carnarvon. The village stands on an affluent of the river Conway, ¾ of a mile SW of Conway town and r. station; and is in Cwmryd township. The parish includes also the townships of Bodidda, Gweredros, Llechan, and Merchlyn. Post town, Conway. ...

Acres, 3, 705; of which 150 are water. Real property, £2, 571. Pop., 715. Houses, 143. The property is divided among a few. A battle was fought here, in 880, between Anarawd, Prince of North Wales, and Edward, Duke of Mercia. A Cistertian abbey was founded here by Llewelyn-ap-Jorwerth; and was removed, by Edward I., to Maenan. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor. Value, £115. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church contains an ancient font; and was recently in very bad condition. Charities, £7.

Y Gyffin through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 03rd December 2020

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