In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described New Quay like this:
NEWQUAY, a village in Llanddewi-Aberarth parish, Cardigan; on the coast, 5 miles S W of Aberayron. It is a sub-port to Cardigan, a coast-guard station, and a watering-place; carries on ship-building and fishing; has a post-office under Carmarthen, ‡ a good small harbour, and fairs on 4 Oct. and 12 Nov. Pop. about 1,800.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of New Quay, in Ceredigion and Cardiganshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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