In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cilcennin like this:
CILCENNIN, or Kilkennin, a parish in Aberayron district, Cardigan; on the river Ayron, 4¾ miles ESE of Aberayron, and 9½ miles NW of Lampeter r. station. Post town, Cilie-Aeron, under Carmarthen. Acres, 3, 405. Real property, £1, 818. Pop., 603. Houses, 139. The property is divided among a few. A sanguinary battle took place here between Maelgwynne and his nephews, Rhys and Owen. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £25. Patron, the Bishop of St. David's. The church is very good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cilcennin, in Ceredigion and Cardiganshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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