Wales

Map of Wales after the Laws in Wales Acts

Map of Wales after the Laws in Wales Acts

Wales is a mountainous tract of land on the western coast of England; bounded, West by the Atlantic, North by the Irish Channel, South by the British Channel, and East by the counties of Monmouth, Shropshire, Hereford, and Chester; being in length about 155 miles, and in breadth about 65. It contains 7,425 square miles, or 4,762,000 acres; and has 68 Market-Towns. It contains the four Bishoprics or St. David’s, Llandaff, Bangor, and St. Asaph, the greater part being in the Province or Canterbury, and with Chester forms two Circuits, called the Northern Circuit and the Southern Circuit.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850


The Counties of Wales

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Anglesey

Anglesey

Brecon 1823

Breconshire

Caernarvon 1840

Caernarfonshire

Cardigan Bridge and Castle

Cardiganshire

The ruins of Laugharne Castle in Wales Carmarthen

Carmarthenshire

Denbigh town

Denbighshire

Flint Castle, North Wales

Flintshire

The north gate, Cardiff

Glamorgan

Harlech Castle in Merioneth Shire with Snowdon at a distance 1776

Merionethshire

Llanthony Abbey, Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire

Welch Pool, Montgomeryshire 1794

Montgomeryshire

Pembroke castle and part of the town

Pembrokeshire

View up the River Wye from Rhayader

Radnorshire

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Amlwch Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Amlwch, 375 m. N.W. London. P. 6217

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

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The County of Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire in South Wales, is bounded, North-East by Cardiganshire, East by Carmarthenshire, and, on the other sides, by the Irish Sea. It is about 30 miles long, and about 13 miles broad ; and is divided into seven Hundreds — Castle-Martin, Dewsland, Dungleddy, Kemess, Kilgerran, Narbeth, and Rouse. Rivers: the Eastern and Western Cleddans, the Gwaine, the Biran, the Kiog, the Nevern, and the Radford. It has 9 Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Diocese of St. David’s, and in the Southern Circuit. Population, 88,044

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Pembrokeshire Parishes

  • Ambleston (Treamlod)
  • Amroth
  • Angle

 

  • Bayvil (Beifil, Y)
  • Begeli (Begelly)
  • Bletherston (Trefelen)
  • Bont-faen (Pontvane)
  • Bosheston
  • Boulston
  • Brawdy (Breudeth)
  • Bridell
  • Burton
  • Camros (Camrose)
  • Capel Colman
  • Carew (Caeriw)
  • Castellan (chapelry)
  • Castlebythe (Cas-Fuwch)
  • Castlemartin (Castellmartin)
  • Cilgerran
  • Cilgwyn
  • Cilrhedyn
  • Clarbeston
  • Clunderwen (Clynderwen)
  • Clydau (Clydey)
  • Coedcanlas
  • Cosheston
  • Crinow (Crynwedd)
  • Cronwern (Crunwear)

 

  • Dale
  • Dinas
  • Eglwyswrw

 

  • Fishguard (Abergwaun)
  • Ford (chapelry)
  • Freystrop

 

  • Granston
  • Gumfreston

 

  • Haroldston St. Issell
  • Haroldston West
  • Hasguard
  • Haverfordwest
  • Haverfordwest
  • Haycastle
  • Henry’s Moat
  • Herbrandston
  • Hodgeston
  • Hubberston

 

  • Jeffreston
  • Johnston
  • Jordanston
  • Lambston
  • Lamphey
  • Lawrenni
  • Letterston
  • Little Newcastle
  • Loveston
  • Ludchurch
  • Llanbedr Felfre
  • Llanddewi Felffre
  • Llandeilo
  • Llandeloy
  • Llandysilio East
  • Llanfair Nant-gwyn
  • Llanfair Nant-y-gof
  • Llanfallteg West
  • Llanfihangel West
  • Llanfihangel Penbedw
  • Llanfyrnach
  • Llangolman
  • Llangwm
  • Llanhywel
  • Llanrheithan
  • Llanrhian
  • Llanstadwel
  • Llanstinan
  • Llantwyd
  • Llanwnda
  • Llan-y-cefn
  • Llanychar
  • Llanychlwydog
  • Llawhaden
  • Llys-y-fran

 

  • Maenclochog
  • Maenorbyr
  • Maenordeifi
  • Marloes
  • Marnawan
  • Martletwy
  • Mathri
  • Meline
  • Minwear
  • Monington
  • Monkton
  • Morfil
  • Moylgrove
  • Mynachlog-ddu

 

  • Narberth (Arberth)
  • Nash
  • Nevern
  • New Moat
  • Newport
  • Newton North
  • Nolton
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  • Pembroke
  • Pembroke Dock (chapelry)
  • Penally
  • Penrhyd
  • Prendergast
  • Puncheston
  • Pwllcrochon

 

  • Redberth
  • Rhoscrowdder
  • Robeston Wathen
  • Robeston West
  • Roch
  • Rosemarket
  • Rudbaxton

 

  • Slebech
  • Spital
  • St. Brides
  • St. David’s
  • St. Dogmaels
  • St. Dogwells
  • St. Edrens
  • St. Elvis
  • St. Florence
  • St. Ishmaels
  • St. Lawrence
  • St. Petrox
  • St. Twinells
  • Stackpole Elidir
  • Steynton

 

  • Talbenni
  • Templeton (chapelry)
  • Tenby
  • Trefgam

 

  • Uzmaston

 

  • Walton East
  • Walwyn’s Castle
  • Warren
  • West Walton
  • Whitechurch
  • Wiston

 

  • Yerbeston
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The County of Montgomeryshire

Montgomeryshire

Montgomeryshire

Montgomeryshire in North Wales, is bounded, North by Denbighshire, East and North-east by Shropshire, South-east by Radnorshire, South-west by Cardiganshire, and West by Merionethshire. It is about 35 miles long, and about 30 miles broad, and is divided into nine Hundreds; namely, Cawrse, Denddwr, Llanfyllin, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Mathrafel, Montgomery, Newton, and Pool. Rivers: the Traeth-bach, the Maw, and the Dovey. It has 7 Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Diocese of Bangor, and in the Northern Circuit. Population, 69,219.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Montgomeryshire Parishes

  • Aberhafesb
  • Aberhafesp

 

  • Berriew (Aberriw)
  • Betws Cedewain (Bettws Cedewain)
  • Buttington (Tal y Bont)

 

  • Carno
  • Castell Caereinion (Castle Caereinion)
  • Cemais Cemmaes
  • Churchstoke (Yr Ystog)
  • Crugion (Criggion)

 

  • Darowen
  • Dolanog
  • Dolfor
  • Dylife

 

  • Forden (Ffordun)

 

  • Garthbeibio
  • Guilsfield (Cegidfa)
  • Hirnant
  • Hyssington

 

  • Kerry (Ceri)

 

  • Llanbrynmair
  • Llandinam
  • Llandrinio
  • Llandysilio
  • Llandysul (Llandyssil)
  • Llanerfyl
  • Llanfair Caereinion
  • Llanfechain
  • Llanfihangel yng Ngwynfa
  • Llanfyllin
  • Llangadfan
  • Llangurig
  • Llangynog
  • Llangynyw
  • Llanidloes
  • Llanllugan
  • Llanllwchaearn
  • Llanmerewig Llanmyrewig
  • Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant Llanrhaiadr ym Mochnant
  • Llansanffraid ym Mechain
  • Llanwddyn
  • Llanwnnog
  • Llanwrin
  • Llanwyddelan
  • Llanymynech
  • Machynlleth
  • Manafon
  • Meifod
  • Mochdre
  • Montgomery

 

  • Newtown

 

  • Penegoes
  • Pennant Melangell
  • Penrhos
  • Penystrywaid
  • Pontrobert
  • Pool Quay

 

  • Snead

 

  • Trefeglwys
  • Tregynon

 

  • Welshpool
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The County of Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire is bounded, North by Brecknock and Herefordshire, East by Gloucestershire, South by the Severn or Bristol Channel, and West by Glamorganshire and Brecknockshire. It is 33 miles long and 26 broad; and is divided into six Hundreds — Abergavenny, Caldicot, Ragland, Skenfreth, Uske, Wentlog. Rivers: the Wye, the Severn, the Uske, the Rumney, the Monnow, and the Ebwy. This county has 7 Market Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Dioceses of Llandaff, Hereford, and St David’s, and in the Oxford Circuit. Monmouthshire contains 498 square miles, or 318,720 acres. Population, 134,305.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Monmouthshire Parishes

  • Aberbargoed
  • Abercarn
  • Abergavenny (Y Fenni)
  • Abersychan
  • Abertillery (Abertyleri)
  • Aberystruth

 

  • Bassaleg
  • Beaufort (Cendl)
  • Bedwas
  • Bedwellty (Bedwellte)
  • Bettws (Betws)
  • Bettws-Newydd (Betws Newydd)
  • Bishton (Trefesgob)
  • Blaenavon (Blaenafon)
  • Bryngwyn

 

  • Caerwent
  • Caldicot (Cil y Coed)
  • Chapel Hill
  • Chepstow (Casgwent)
  • Christchurch
  • Coedkernew (Coedcernyw)
  • Crumlin
  • Cwm
  • Cwmbran (Cwmbrân)
  • Cwmcarn
  • Cwmcarvan
  • Cwmyoy

 

  • Devaudon (Y Dyfawden)
  • Dingestow
  • Dixton-Newton

 

  • Ebbw Vale (Glynebwy)

 

  • Garndiffaith
  • Goldcliff
  • Goytrey
  • Griffithstown
  • Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)
  • Gwernesney

 

  • Henllis

 

  • Itton

 

  • Kemeys-Commander
  • Kemeys-Inferior
  • Kilgwrrwg
  • Langstone
  • Liswerry (Llyswyrny)
  • Llanarth
  • Llanbaddock (Llanbadog)
  • Llanddewi Ysgyryd
  • Llandegveth
  • Llandenny
  • Llandevand
  • Llandogo
  • Llanellen
  • Llanfoist (Llanffwyst)
  • Llangattock (Llangatwg)
  • Llangattock-Llingoed
  • Llangattock-nigh-Usk
  • Llangattock-Vibon-Avel
  • Llangeview
  • Llangibby
  • Llangoven
  • Llangua
  • Llangwm
  • Llanhennock (Llanhenwg)
  • Llanhilleth (Llanhiledd)
  • Llanishen
  • Llanllowell
  • Llanmartin
  • Llanover (Llanofer)
  • Llansaintfraed
  • Llansoy
  • Llanthewy-Rytherch
  • Llanthewy-Skirrid
  • Llanthewy-Vach
  • Llanthony-Abbey
  • Llantillio-Crossenny (Llandeilo Gresynni)
  • Llantillio-Pertholey (Llandeilo Bertholau)
  • Llantrissent (Llantrisant)
  • Llanvaches (Llanfaches)
  • Llanvair-Discoed
  • Llanvair-Kilgidin
  • Llanvapley
  • Llanvetherine
  • Llanvihangel Pont-y-moile
  • Llanvihangel-Crucorney
  • Llanvihangel-Llantarnam
  • Llanvihangel-near-Roggiett
  • Llanvihangel-nigh-Usk
  • Llanvihangel-Tor-Y-Mynydd
  • Llanvihangel-Ystern-Llewern
  • Llanvrechva
  • Llanvrechva Upper
  • Llanwenarth
  • Llanwern

 

  • Machen
  • Magor (Magwyr)
  • Maindee
  • Malpas
  • Mamhilad
  • Marshfield (Maerun)
  • Matherne (Matharn)
  • Michaelston-y-Vedw (Llanfihangel y Fedw)
  • Mitchel-Troy (Llanfihangel Troddi)
  • Monkswood
  • Monmouth (Trefynwy)
  • Mounton
  • Mynyddyslwyn
  • Nantyglo
  • Nash (Yr As Fach)
  • New Tredegar
  • Newbridge
  • Newchurch
  • Newport
  • Newton-Wolves

 

  • Oldcastle

 

  • Panteague
  • Penallt
  • Penhow
  • Penmain
  • Penrose
  • Penterry
  • Penyclawdd
  • Peterstone
  • Pill-Gwenlly (Pillgwenlli)
  • Pontnewynydd
  • Pontypool
  • Portscuett (Porth Sgiwed)

 

  • Raglan (Rhaglan)
  • Redwick
  • Risca (Rhisga)
  • Rockfield
  • Roggiett (Rogiet)
  • Rumney
  • Rhymney

 

  • Shire-Newton (Drenewydd Gellifarch)
  • Skenfreth
  • St Arvans
  • St Brides-Netherwent
  • St Brides-Wentllooge
  • St Maughans
  • St Mellons
  • St Pierre
  • St Woollos

 

  • Tintern-Parva (Tyndyrn)
  • Tredegar
  • Tredunnock
  • Tregare
  • Trelleck (Tryleg)
  • Trelleck-Grange
  • Trevethin (Trefddyn)
  • Trostrey

 

  • Undy
  • Usk (Brynbuga)

 

  • Victoria

 

  • Wilerick
  • Witson
  • Wonastow

 

  • Ynysddu
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The County of Merionethshire

Merionethshire in North Wales, is bounded, North by Caernarvonshire and Denbighshire, East by Denbighshire and Montgomeryshire, South by Cardiganshire, and West by the Irish Sea and Caernarvonshire. It is 35 miles long, and 25 miles broad, and is divided into five Hundreds, namely, Arduddwy, Edernion, Estimaner, Penllyn, and Talybont. Rivers: the Dee, the Maw, and the Dovey. It has six Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Diocese of Bangor, and in the Northern Circuit. Population, 39,332

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Merionethshire Parishes

  • Beddgelert
  • Betws Gwerful Goch (Bettws Gwerfil Goch)

 

  • Corwen

 

  • Dolgellau (Dolgelly)

 

  • Ffestiniog (Festiniog)

 

  • Gwyddelwern

 

  • Llanaber
  • Llanbedr
  • Llandanwg
  • Llandderfel
  • Llanddwywe
  • Llandecwyn
  • Llandrillo
  • Llanegryn
  • Llanelltyd (Llanelltud)
  • Llanenddwyn
  • Llanfachreth
  • Llanfair
  • Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr
  • Llanfihangel y Pennant
  • Llanfihangel y Traethau
  • Llanfor Llanfawr
  • Llanfrothen
  • Llangar
  • Llangelynnin (Llangelynin)
  • Llangywer (Llangower)
  • Llansanffraid Glyndyfrdwy (Glyndyfrdwy, Llansaintffraid Glyn Dyfrdwy)
  • Llanuwchllyn
  • Llanycil Llanykil
  • Llanymawddwy

 

  • Maentwrog
  • Mallwyd

 

  • Pennal

 

  • Talyllyn
  • Trawsfynydd
  • Tywyn Towyn

 

  • Ysbyty Ifan
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