Llandygwydd  Cardiganshire


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

LLANIDYGWIDID, a parish and a sub-district in the district and county of Cardigan. The parish lies on the river Teifi, at the boundary with Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, and on the Newcastle-Emlyn and Cardigan railway, which was in progress of formation in 1866, 4 miles SE of Cardigan. Post town, Llechryd, under Carmarthen. ...

Acres, 5,595. Real property, £4,453; of which £15 are in fisheries. Pop., 1,028. Houses, 230. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Bishops of St. David's, who had a palace on it; and it passed to the Griffiths. Llwyndyrus, the seat of the Griffiths is on the site of the episcopal palace; and other chief residences are Stradmore-Vale, Noyadd-Trevawr, Penylan, and Blaenpant. A salmon leap is on the contiguous reach of the Teifi. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £130.* Patron, the Bishop of St. David's. The church is dedicated to St. Dygwydd; was recently rebuilt; is in the early English style, or local stone, with Bath stone dressings; and has a tower. with wooden spire, 130 feet high. -The sub-district contains also four other parishes in Cardiganshire, and two in Pembrokeshire. Acres, 19,860. Pop., 4,133. Houses,

Llandygwydd through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd July 2019

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