Caerhun, Conwy

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Caerhun (Welsh: Caerhûn) is a small rural village, community and ecclesiastical parish, on the west bank of the Afon Conwy, in the County Borough of Conwy, Wales.

Before 1974 the village was in the historic county of Caernarfonshire and, between 1974 and 1996 in the County of Gwynedd. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of County Borough of Conwy.


In the 1870s: "Alternately spelled Caerhun, Caer-Rhun or Caerhen, a village and a parish in Conway district, Carnarvon. The village stands on the Conway river, near the Conway and Llanrwst railway, 5 miles S of Conway. It occupies the site of the Roman Conovium; has yielded many Roman relics; and is a pretty place. The parish includes also the townships of Isar-afon, Maen-y-Bardd, Penfio, and Rhwng-y-Ddwyafon; and its Post Town is Llanrwst. Acres, 13,402. Real property, £4,687. Pop., 1,314. Houses, 313. The property is divided among a few. The surface comprises mountains, glens, and chasms; and is highly picturesque. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Llanbedr, in the diocese of Bangor. The church is good; and there are dissenting chapels". [John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)]

For more information on Caerhun see Genuki - Caerhun


Years County
before 31 March 1974 Caernarfonshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Gwynedd
from 1 April 1996 Conwy


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Vision of Britain - Caerhun

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