BEDDGELERT, or Gelert’s grave, so called from the well known legend of Prince Llewelyn and the Greyhound, is 13 miles from CARNARVON, and 7 from Tre-Madoc. In the neighbourhood are several copper mines worked, which give employment to a great portion of the inhabitants. The church living is a perpetual curacy, in the incumbency of the Rev. Richard Pughe: the Calvinists have also a chapel here. Sir Robert Williams, Bart. holds a court leet in this village, for his manor of Manthmynant. Fairs are held on the I8th of August and 24th of September. The population of the entire parish, in 1821, was 615.
Post Office … Beddgelert, Alice Prichard, Post Mistress. – Letters are despatched to CARNARVON on the same days and hour as the TRE-MADOC letters*, and arise therefrom at half-past ten in the morning.
*Letters are despatched every Monday, Thursday and Saturday morning at eleven
GENTRY AND CLERGY.
Prichard Jno. gent. attorney, Beddgelert
Owen William, Beddgelert
Owens Owen, Beddgelert
Roberts John, Beddgelert
Williams John, Beddgelert
Beddgelert Hotel (and posting-house) Alice Prichard, Beddgelert
LEAD & COPPER MERCHANTS.
Ellis Griffith & Co. (copper) Beddgelert
Webster & Co. (copper) Beddgelert
Evans Evan, Beddgelert
Jones David, Beddgelert
TAVERNS & PUBLIC HOUSES.
Miner’s Arms, Ellis Jones, Beddgelert
Saracen’s Head, Dav. Prichard, Beddgelert
Edwards Rd. Snowdon guide, Beddgelert
Ellis Robert, flannel manufacturer, wool carder and spinner, Beddgelert
Jones Thos. Snowdon guide, Beddgelert
Williams Evan, joiner, Beddgelert
Source: Pigot and Co.’s National Commercial Directory for 1828-9
Section: North Wales / ‘Tre-Madoc and Port Madoc, Beddgelert and Cricerth’