Ysbyty Ifan, Conwy
There are many redundant spelling variations of the name!
Before 1974 the village was split between the historic counties of Denbighshire, Caernarfonshire & Merionethshire. Between 1874 and 1996 in the County of Gwynedd but in 1996 it became part of the modern County Borough of Conwy.
In the 1870s: "YSPYTTY, a village in Carnarvon, and a parish and a sub-district partly also in Denbigh; but all in the district of Llanrwst. The village stands on the river Conway, 10 miles S by E of Llanrwst r. station; had anciently a Knights Templars preceptory, founded in 1159, by Ivan ap Rhys, and used as a hospitium for travellers; was afterwards the headquarters of a band of robbers, who devastated all the surrounding country till put down by Meredydd ap Evan; is sometimes called distinctively Yspytty-Evan; and has a post-office under Conway, and six annual fairs. ..." [John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72]
For more information on Ysbyty Ifan see:
- Ysbyty Ifan at Genuki
|Before 31 March 1974||Denbighshire, Caernarfonshire & Merionethshire|
|1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996||Gwynedd|
|from 1 April 1996||Conwy|
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