In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Cardigan like this:
Cardigan, mun. bor., par., and co. town of Cardiganshire, on river Teifi, 3 miles from its mouth, and 8 miles N. of Crymmych Arms ry. sta.-- par. (St Mary), 2517 ac., pop. 2727; bor. (extending into St Dogmell's par., Pembrokeshire), pop. 3669; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. ...
Cardigan has brick, tile, and agricultural implement works. The salmon fishery is important. The exports are grain, slates, and bricks. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) There are some ruins of a castle, built in 1090. Cardigan united with Aberystwith, Lampeter, and Adpar in returning 1 member to Parliament until 1885.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cardigan, in Ceredigion and Cardiganshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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