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Alternately spelled Criccieth, Crickeith, Cricaeth; "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. (John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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