Daily Archives: August 16, 2013

Caernarvonshire

CAERNARVONSHIRE    Or, CAERNARFONSHIRE (English v gives the pronunciation of Welsh f);  Carnarvonshire is an older English spelling;  the Welsh form is SIR GAERNARFON. County in northwestern Wales until 1975. After the final destruction of the Welsh Principality of Gwynedd in … Continue reading

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Caernarfonshire & Merionethshire

CAERNARFONSHIRE & MERIONETHSHIRE The name proposed for a new unitary authority in northwest Wales from 1996, which would unite the districts of Arfon, Dwyfor and Meirionydd, then in the soon-to-be abolished county of Gwynedd.   In fact the unitary authority took … Continue reading

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