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Genealogy Places of Interest

WALES – THEN AND NOW.

Houses of Wales in 13th and 14th Centuries.

In the following list of houses an attempt has been made to list them horizontally north to south. As the names are taken from a hand-drawn map on which places and names are written and not typed or printed it is possible that my horizontal and vertical interpretation against a modern map may be at fault. Where no modern name is given it is because the name still exists as stated. Nearly all sites of family houses of this time are now villages, towns or even cities.

Name Location
Penmynydd = now Llangefni Anglesey
Mostyn Flintshire
Yr Wyddgrug = now Buckley Flintshire
Gwydir = now Llanrwst Gwynedd on River Conway
Cricieth = now Criccieth Gwynedd near Porthmadog
Castell-y-Waun = now Garth Powys – WSW of Ruabon
Brogyntyn = now Bronygarth Shropshire – SW of Chirk
Harlech Gwynedd – SES of Porthmadog
Sycharth Powys – near Moelfre E of Oswestry
Nannau (centred on Dolgellau) area between Dolgellau and Machynlleth
Trallwng Powys – area between Welshpool and Shrewsbury
Castell-y-Bere Castle of Bere
Y Dref Newydd = now Newtown Powys
Pencraig = now Presteigne Powys – on border WNW of Leominster
Buellt = now Builth Wells Powys
Creo No longer exists
Castell Newydd Emlyn = Newcastle Emlyn Cerredigion
Porthamel = now Aberllynth 14 miles SW Builth Wells
Talgarth 3 mile S of above
Aberhonddu = now Brecon Powys
Cilsant = now Cwmbach 10 miles WNW Carmarthen
Llandeilo Fawr = area around Llanfynydd 10 miles ENE of Carmarthen
Tre-Twr = now Tretower Midway between Brecon and Abergavenny
Caerfyrddin = now Carmarthen Carmarthenshire
Aberpergwm = now Seven Sisters 8 miles NEN of Neath
Rhaglan 14 miles NNE of Newport
Castell Pictwn = Site of Picton Castle Pembrokeshire 4 miles ESE of Haverfordwest
Cydweli = now Kidwelly Port 8 miles NW of Llanelli
Cil-Fai = now absorbed by Swansea 3 miles NW of Newport
Caerllion = now Caerleon Glamorganshire
Caerdydd = now Cardiff Glamorganshire

From the same written map, set out below are villages and towns marked.

Difficulty in reading the tiny writing means that there could be spelling mistakes. An attempt has been made to list in the old kingdom order from north to south. Modern equivalents are given where possible but locations are only approximately within ten miles.

Anglesey

Llwydiarth Llanerchymedd
Clorath Capel Coch
Chwaen Not found
Prysaddfed Holyhead
Erddminiog Rhosmeirch
Bodychen Bryngwran
Tricastell Beaumaris
Plas Newydd Llanddanielfab
Porthamel Brynsiencyn
Bodeon Aberfraw

 

Gwynedd

Aber Abergwyngregyn
Penrhyn Bangor
Cochwillan Llanllechid
Coelmor Bethesda
Glyn Llifon Llandwrog
Dolwyddelan Same
Cesail Gyfarch Golan
Ystum Cegyd Not found
Chwilog Llangybi
Cefn Amwlch near Parc
Glan Llyn Tudweiloig
Caer Gai now flooded (Lake Bala)
Cors-y-Gechal Llanbedr
Bodwrdda Aberdaron
Egryn Tal-y-Bont
Peniarc Not found
Llanegryn Same
Mathafarn Not found
Llanfendigaid Llangelynin
Llanwrin Same
Pennal Same
Ynys-y-Maenglyn Not found
Tywyn Same

 

Flint (Part of Powys)

Bodrhyddan near Rhuddlan
Traffynnon Greenfield
Yageifiog Ysceifiog
Coed-y-Mynydd Pen-y-felin
Y Twr Mold
Llanferres Same
Llanbedr Same
Llai Llay
Balyhfern Dyffryn-Clwyd
Bod Idris Eryrys

 

Powys

Cloddiath between Llandudno and Rhos-on-Sea
Bryn Euryn Colwyn Bay
Bryn Ffanugl Betws-yn-Rhos
Llanelwy St. Asaph
Plas Newydd Denbigh
Llyweni Not found
Bachymbyd Rhewl
Plas Ward Ruthin
Nant Clwyd Dyffryn Clwyd
Plas Iolyn Pentrefoelas
Y Beni around Wrexham
Hafod-y-Wern Not found
Marchwiail Bangor-is-y-coed
Gwyddelwern Same
Rhiwabon Ruabon
Llys Dinmoel Ty-nant
Rhug Druid
Rhagod Carrog
Maesmel Llangwm
Gwerclas Corwen
Cryniarth Cynwyd
Pengwern Llangollen
Hendwr Not found
Branas Not found
Crogen near Llandrillo
Rhiwaedog Llandderfel
Moeliwrch Glyn Ceiriog
Hordley Same (Shropshire)
Lloranllchaf Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
Garth Eryr Not found
Llangedwyn Same
Abertanad Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain
Y Cnwcin Kinnerley (Shropshire)
Rhysgog Llanfyllin
Collfry Deytheur
Burgerdyn Guilsfield
Neuadd Wen Llanfair Caereinion
Cegiasa Welshpool
Cawres Minsterley (Shropshire)
Dolarddun around Manafon
Cemmaes Same
Tafalwern Not found
Y Fawnor Berriew
Llanbrynmair Same
Tregynton Tregynon
Gregynog Not found
Carno Same
Aberbachan by Dolforwyn Castle
Glyn Trafnaint Trefeglwys
Bachelldref East of Sarn
Ceri Kerry
Rhiwdallt Not found
Penarth Llangurig area
Llangynllo Llanbadarn Fynydd
Mynachdy Llanbister
Rhoeadr Gwy Not found
Cefnllys Llandrindod Wells
Tre’r Delyn Llanfihangel Rhydithon
Llansanffraidd-yn-Elfael Llansantffraed-Cwmdeuddwr
Herged Bleddfa
Llanafan Fawr near Newbridge-on-Wye
Bryn Pennardd Llandrindod Wells
Whitney Whitney-on-Wye
Claerwy Clyro

 

Ceredigion

Gugerddan around Tal-y-Bont
Llwyn Iorworth Garth Penrhyncoch
Parc Rhydderch Bwlchllan
Llwyn Dafydd Llwyndafydd
Castell Hywel near Lampeter
Llanwenog Same
Tywyn Y Ferwig
Llandygwy Llandygwydd
Gwernant Troedyraur
Glan-yr-Annell Rhydcymerau
Hennan Henllan
Llwyn Hywel Llansawel
Rhyd Odyn Abergorlech
Llanymddyfri Llangadog
Llanllawddog Gwyddgrug
Aparmarlow near Bethlehem
Bryn Hafod near Twynllanan
Llanfynydd Same

 

Buellt

Pant Wilym Cradoc
Pautun Llanddew

 

Gwent

Llanddewi Rhydderch Same
Coldbrook Abergavenny
Rhaglan Raglan
Penrhon Fwrdios part of Cwmbran
Caerllion Caerleon
Balaleg near Risca
Tredegyn SW Newport

 

Brycheiniog – Brecon

No villages shown

 

Glamorgan

Baglan Same
Llwydarth Blaengarw
Aberfont Port Talbot
Llangynwyd Pontycymer
Llantrisaint Llantrisant
Pen-y-Fai Brynmenyn
Coety Coytrahen
Llandudwg Pyle
Merthyr Mawr Bridgend
Llandaf near Pontypridd
Sain Siorys Treherbert
Caerdydd Cardiff
Sain Dunwyd Saint Donats
Sain Ffagon near Ystrad

 

Dyfed

Llandygwy Llechryd
Cryngae Drefach
Pentralfan Pontfaen
Noernant near Cwmduad
Tre Gwys near Walton East
Haroldston Haroldston West
Hwlfford South of Haverfordwest
Castell Moel near Carmarthen
Castell Pictwn Picton Castle
Aberdau Gladdau Milford Haven