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=== Historic Caernarfonshire  ===
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[[Image:WalesCaernarfonshireTrad.png|thumb|200px]] '''Caernarfonshire''' (Welsh: '''Sir Gaernarfon'''), previously spelt as '''Caernarvonshire''' and '''Carnarvonshire''', was one of the thirteen historic counties of Wales. It was a maritime county bounded to the north by the Irish Sea, to the east by [[Denbighshire]], and to the south by [[Merionethshire]]. The county was created under the terms of the ''Statute of Rhuddlan'' in '''1284''' and included the ''cantrefi'' of '''Llŷn'''; '''Arfon'''; '''Arllechwedd'''; and the the ''commote'' of '''Eifionydd''', the northern portion of cantref of '''Dunoding'''.  
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'''Caernarfonshire''' (Welsh: '''Sir Gaernarfon'''), previously spelt as '''Caernarvonshire''' and '''Carnarvonshire''', was one of the thirteen historic counties of Wales.  
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It was a maritime county bounded to the north by the Irish Sea, to the east by [[Denbighshire]], and to the south by [[Merionethshire]]. The county was created under the terms of the ''Statute of Rhuddlan'' in '''1284''' and included the ''cantrefi'' of '''Llŷn'''; '''Arfon'''; '''Arllechwedd'''; and the the ''commote'' of '''Eifionydd''', the northern portion of cantref of '''Dunoding'''.  
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The '''administrative county of Caernarfonshire''', with an elected county council, was created in '''1889''' by the ''Local Government Act 1888''.  
 
The '''administrative county of Caernarfonshire''', with an elected county council, was created in '''1889''' by the ''Local Government Act 1888''.  
  
Motto: '''''Cadernid Gwynedd''''' (English: ''The strength of Gwynedd'')
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Motto: '''''Cadernid Gwynedd''''' (English: ''The strength of Gwynedd'')  
  
[[Chapman Code|Chapman Code]]: '''CAE'''
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[[Chapman Code|Chapman Code]]: '''CAE'''  
  
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=== 1974-1996 Gwynedd  ===
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Under the ''Local Government Act 1972'', the county and administrative county of Caernarfonshire were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, '''1974'''. The whole of Caernarfonshire became part of the newly formed county of '''Gwynedd''', which covered the whole of north-west Wales, and was split into the districts of '''Dwyfor''', '''Arfon''' and '''Aberconwy'''.
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Under the ''Local Government Act 1972'', the county and administrative county of Caernarfonshire were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, '''1974'''. The whole of Caernarfonshire became part of the newly formed county of [[County of Gwynedd|Gwynedd]], which covered the whole of north-west Wales, and was split into the districts of '''Dwyfor''', '''Arfon''' and '''Aberconwy'''.
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Following further local government reorganisation, the county of '''Gwynedd'''was re-structured, and on April 1, '''1996''', while the former Caernarfonshire districts of '''Dwyfor''' and '''Arfon''' remained in Gwynedd, the '''Aberconwy''' district became part of the newly formed county borough of '''Conwy'''.  
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=== Modern Gwynedd  ===
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Following further local government reorganisation, the county of '''Gwynedd''' was re-structured, and on April 1, '''1996''', while the former Caernarfonshire districts of '''Dwyfor''' and '''Arfon''' remained in Gwynedd, the '''Aberconwy''' district became part of the newly formed county borough of [[County Borough of Conwy|Conwy]].  
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== Topics<br>  ==
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*[[Caernarfonshire Nonconformist Records|Caernarfonshire Nonconformist Records]]<br>
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*[[Caernarfonshire Poor Law Unions|Caernarfonshire Poor Law Unions]]<br>
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*Caernarfonshire Societes<br>
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== Jurisdictions  ==
  
==Jurisdictions==
 
 
*Hamlet  
 
*Hamlet  
 
*[[Caernarfonshire Parishes|'''Parish:''']] an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England/Church in Wales  
 
*[[Caernarfonshire Parishes|'''Parish:''']] an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England/Church in Wales  
*Hundred: a group of two or more parishes  
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*Hundred: an administrative subdivision of a county, usually a group of two or more parishes  
 
*Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish  
 
*Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish  
 
*Registration District  
 
*Registration District  
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*County
  
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== Parishes  ==
*[[Caernarfonshire Nonconformist Records]]
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See a [[Caernarfonshire Parishes|list of parishes]] in Caernarfonshire with links to their pages.
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== Did you know  ==
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*'''David Lloyd George''', the ''1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor'' (January 17, 1863 – March 26, 1945) was the Member of Parliament for Caernarfon and later, British Prime Minister. He is buried beside the Afon Dwyfor in '''Llanystumdwy'''.
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*The highest mountain in Wales, '''Yr Wyddfa''', or ''Snowdon'' in English, rises to 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level. In 1951 the surrounding area was designated as '''Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri''', or the ''Snowdonia National Park'', the first national park in Wales.
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*Many of the scenes in the 1958 film ''The Inn of the Sixth Happiness'' were filmed on location in '''Beddgelert''', '''Capel Curig''' and '''Dyffryn Ogwen'''.
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== Useful websites  ==
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*[http://www.northwalesbmd.org.uk/bmd_welcome.html North Wales Births Marriages &amp; Deaths]
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*[http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/gwy_doc.asp?cat=3693&doc=12971 Gwynedd Archives]
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;[[Caernarfonshire Websites|more Caernarfonshire websites ...]]<br><br>
  
==Useful websites==
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*[http://www.northwalesbmd.org.uk/bmd_welcome.html North Wales Births Marriages & Deaths]
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*[http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/gwy_doc.asp?cat=3693&doc=12971 Gwynedd Archives]
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;[[Caernarfonshire Websites|more Caernarfonshire websites ...]]
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Historic Caernarfonshire

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Caernarfonshire (Welsh: Sir Gaernarfon), previously spelt as Caernarvonshire and Carnarvonshire, was one of the thirteen historic counties of Wales. It was a maritime county bounded to the north by the Irish Sea, to the east by Denbighshire, and to the south by Merionethshire. The county was created under the terms of the Statute of Rhuddlan in 1284 and included the cantrefi of Llŷn; Arfon; Arllechwedd; and the the commote of Eifionydd, the northern portion of cantref of Dunoding.

The administrative county of Caernarfonshire, with an elected county council, was created in 1889 by the Local Government Act 1888.

Motto: Cadernid Gwynedd (English: The strength of Gwynedd)

Chapman Code: CAE

1974-1996 Gwynedd

WalesGwynedd1974.png

Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county and administrative county of Caernarfonshire were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, 1974. The whole of Caernarfonshire became part of the newly formed county of Gwynedd, which covered the whole of north-west Wales, and was split into the districts of Dwyfor, Arfon and Aberconwy.

Modern Gwynedd

WalesGwynedd.png

Following further local government reorganisation, the county of Gwynedd was re-structured, and on April 1, 1996, while the former Caernarfonshire districts of Dwyfor and Arfon remained in Gwynedd, the Aberconwy district became part of the newly formed county borough of Conwy.

Topics

Jurisdictions

  • Hamlet
  • Parish: an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England/Church in Wales
  • Hundred: an administrative subdivision of a county, usually a group of two or more parishes
  • Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish
  • Registration District
  • Poor Law Union
  • Archdeaconry
  • Diocese
  • County

Parishes

See a list of parishes in Caernarfonshire with links to their pages.

Did you know

  • David Lloyd George, the 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor (January 17, 1863 – March 26, 1945) was the Member of Parliament for Caernarfon and later, British Prime Minister. He is buried beside the Afon Dwyfor in Llanystumdwy.
  • The highest mountain in Wales, Yr Wyddfa, or Snowdon in English, rises to 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level. In 1951 the surrounding area was designated as Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri, or the Snowdonia National Park, the first national park in Wales.
  • Many of the scenes in the 1958 film The Inn of the Sixth Happiness were filmed on location in Beddgelert, Capel Curig and Dyffryn Ogwen.

Useful websites

more Caernarfonshire websites ...