Aber, Gwynedd, Wales Genealogy

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Parishes of Historic Caernarfonshire

Aber, or Abergwyngregin, is a village and ecclesiastical parish in County of Gwynedd, Wales.

Before 1974 the village was in the historic county of Caernarfonshire. In 1974 it became part of the County of Gwynedd.


ABER, or ABER-GWYNGREGYN, a parish, in the union of Bangor and Beaumaris, hundred of Llêchwedd Uchâv, county of Carnarvon, North Wales, 6 miles (e. n. e.) from Bangor. This was anciently a residence of the native princes of North Wales. The church, dedicated to St. Bodvan, is a spacious structure with a good square tower, having been greatly improved in 1811: the interior, which is neatly fitted up, consists of a nave and chancel of equal length, the latter lighted with a series of low windows, differing in their style, and probably inserted at various times. There are places of worship for dissenters.[1]

In 1870: ABER, a village and a parish in Bangor district, Carnarvon. The village stands on the coast, at the mouth of the Gwyngregyn rivulet, 4¾ miles E of Bangor. It has a post office under Bangor, a station on the Chester and Holyhead railway, and a comfortable inn. It is a charming place, and is much frequented by tourists. The views all round, and in the neighborhood, over sea and land, are rich and varied; and some of them are panora mic and extensive. The Lavan sands extend in front, dry for 4 miles at low water; and may be crossed on foot, with a guide, to the ferry of Beaumaris. ... [From John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-1872]


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


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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1846). Adapted. Date accessed: 5 September 2014.