In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Capel Cynon like this:
CAPEL-CYNON, a chapelry in Llandisilio-Gogo parish, Cardigan; 8 miles NNE of Newcastle-Emlyn r. station. Post Town, Newcastle-Emlyn, under Carmarthen. Pop., 413. Houses, 90. Henry VII. encamped here on his march to Bosworth. Fairs are beld on Holy Thursday and on the second Thursday after 10 Oct. The chapelry was constituted in 1859. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £100. Patron, the Bishop of St. David's.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Capel Cynon has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Ceredigion. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Capel Cynon and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Capel Cynon, in Ceredigion and Cardiganshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th May 2016
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