County of Gwynedd

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
m
m (tidy)
Line 1: Line 1:
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wales]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Gwynedd  
+
[[Wales]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Gwynedd  
  
[[Image:Gwynedd1974.png|thumb|right|Gwynedd in 1974]]  
+
[[Image:Gwynedd1974.png|thumb|right]]  
  
 
The county of '''Gwynedd''', in the north-west of [[Wales]], was formed during the controversial re-organisation of local government in Wales in 1974.<br> It consisted of the whole of the historic counties of [[Anglesey]] and [[Caernarfonshire]]; the majority of [[Merionethshire]] (with the exception of the Edeirnion Rural District which became part of the newly formed county of [[County of Clwyd|Clwyd]]); and the Conwy Valley parishes of '''Llanrwst''', '''Llansanffraid Glan Conwy''', '''Eglwysbach''', '''Llanddoged''', '''Llanrwst''' and '''Tir Ifan''' from [[Denbighshire]].  
 
The county of '''Gwynedd''', in the north-west of [[Wales]], was formed during the controversial re-organisation of local government in Wales in 1974.<br> It consisted of the whole of the historic counties of [[Anglesey]] and [[Caernarfonshire]]; the majority of [[Merionethshire]] (with the exception of the Edeirnion Rural District which became part of the newly formed county of [[County of Clwyd|Clwyd]]); and the Conwy Valley parishes of '''Llanrwst''', '''Llansanffraid Glan Conwy''', '''Eglwysbach''', '''Llanddoged''', '''Llanrwst''' and '''Tir Ifan''' from [[Denbighshire]].  
Line 17: Line 17:
 
The county was named after the independent '''Kingdom of Gwynedd''' which covered the north-west of Wales from the end of the Roman period until the 13th Century.  
 
The county was named after the independent '''Kingdom of Gwynedd''' which covered the north-west of Wales from the end of the Roman period until the 13th Century.  
  
[[Image:Gwynedd1996.png|thumb|right|Gwynedd in 1996]]  
+
[[Image:Gwynedd1996.png|thumb|right]]  
  
 
Further re-organisation of local government in Wales abolished the county of Gwynedd, and its five districts, on 1 April 1996.  
 
Further re-organisation of local government in Wales abolished the county of Gwynedd, and its five districts, on 1 April 1996.  

Revision as of 12:23, 6 December 2012

Wales Gotoarrow.png Gwynedd

Gwynedd1974.png

The county of Gwynedd, in the north-west of Wales, was formed during the controversial re-organisation of local government in Wales in 1974.
It consisted of the whole of the historic counties of Anglesey and Caernarfonshire; the majority of Merionethshire (with the exception of the Edeirnion Rural District which became part of the newly formed county of Clwyd); and the Conwy Valley parishes of Llanrwst, Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, Eglwysbach, Llanddoged, Llanrwst and Tir Ifan from Denbighshire.

This new county was divided into five districts:

  • Aberconwy
  • Arfon
  • Anglesey
  • Dwyfor
  • Meirionnydd

The county town was Caernarfon.

The county was named after the independent Kingdom of Gwynedd which covered the north-west of Wales from the end of the Roman period until the 13th Century.

Gwynedd1996.png

Further re-organisation of local government in Wales abolished the county of Gwynedd, and its five districts, on 1 April 1996.

The county of Gwynedd was split up into three new Unitary Authorities:

  • Gwynedd (with very different boundaries to the previous county of the same name)
  • Anglesey (with the same boundaries as the historic county of the same name)
  • County Borough of Conwy (also taking in parts of the former county of Clwyd)

Caernarfon remained the county town.

See also

Communities in Gwynedd