MOELYCI FARM, Tregarth, Gwynedd

Moelyci farm, along with most of the adjacent land north and west of Tregarth,  formed part of the medieval township of Cororion, or as it was originally, Creu  yr Wyrion [literally translated as 'the huts of the grandchildren'] mentioned in  the 12th century Mabinogi tale of Math mab Mathonwy. In this story, the wizard Gwydion returns from South Wales with a herd of pigs stolen from the ruler  Pryderi. These are hidden in the 'creu yr wyrion', with 'creu' being taken to  have its particular signification of 'pigsties'. Professor Sir Ifor Williams, born in  Tregarth in 1880, first identified Creu yr Wyrion as Cororion.The Extent of  North Wales made for Edward III in 1352 by John de Delves, refers to the  place as Creweryon. It states that 'in this township there are eight free  gafaelion [holdings or tenements] namely Gafael Gronw ap Eden, Gafael  Iorwerth ap Llion, Gafael Howell ap Kefuth, Gafael Arthergon, Gafael Goyll,  Gafael Edeneweyn, Gafael Kennyn and Gafael Griffri'. These gafaelion were  at this time [1352] said to be in the possession of the grandsons of those  named. A remarkable map drawn up by Lord Penrhyn's agent Wyatt, around  1800, shows the location of these ancient holdings in relation to the Penrhyn  Estate. Moelyci corresponds in part or wholly with Gafael Goyll. The vill of  Cororion once extended as far south as Capel Curig, corresponding with the  description of Creu yr Wyrion township in the Mabinogi as being 'the highest  in North Wales'. References to Moelyci, spelled in various ways, occur in the  Penrhyn Manuscripts from 1588 onwards.


Wyatt's 1800 map
The Record of Caernarvon entry for CREWERYON
Early MS references to Moelyci
Moelyci in 1768 - map and Welsh field names with English translationss
Moelyci Rental 1756 -1768
Moelyci Lease information 1789-1793
Moelyci Rental 1787-1796
Moelyci Rental 1802-1819
Moelyci Rental 1820-1825
Moelyci Rental 1826-1841
Moelyci Rental 1842-1847
Moelyci Rental 1848-1885
Iron Age Hillfort at lower (10) on adjacent mapC19th
25-inch to the mile OS sheet showing Old Moelyci
Picture Gallery
Moelyci Geology