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Blaen Porth  Cardiganshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Blaen Porth like this:

BLAENPORTH, a parish in the district and county of Cardigan; on the coast, 6 miles NW by N of NewcastleEmlyn r. station. It includes part of the village of Aberporth, which has a post office under Cardigan. Acres, 3,548; of which 30 are water. Real property, £2,017. Pop., 732. Houses, 180. ...


The property is much subdivided. Traces of two ancient camps are on the coast; and a mound represents a castle of great strength, thought to have been built by Gilbert, Earl of Clare, and which was besieged and taken in 1116 by Gryffydd-ap-Rhys, and afterwards demolished. There is a mineral spring. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. David's Value, £37.* Patron, alternately the Earl of Lisburne and J. V. Lloyd, Esq. The church is very bad.

Blaen Porth through time

Blaen Porth is now part of Ceredigion district. Click here for graphs and data of how Ceredigion has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Blaen Porth itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Blaen Porth, in Ceredigion and Cardiganshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/1467

Date accessed: 22nd October 2017


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