In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Caron Is Clawdd like this:
TREGARON, a small town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Cardigan. The town stands on the Manchester and Milford railway, 10 miles NE by N of Lampeter; was anciently a borough, disfranchised in 1730; is now a polling place; . and has a post-office‡ under Carmarthen, a r. station, a church a Calvinistic Methodist chapel, and fairs on 16 March and 8 Oct. ...
Pop., about 800.The parish is called also Caron-ys-Clawdd, and has been noticed under that title.The sub-district includes also 7 townships of Llanddewi-brefi. Acres, 67,288. Pop., 3,978. Houses, 848. The district contains also Gwnnws and Llangeitho sub-district, and comprises 122,050 acres. Poor rates in 1863, £3,882. Pop. in 1851, 10,404; in 1861, 10,737. Houses, 2,247. Marriages in 1863, 75; births, 299,-of which 36 were illegitimate; deaths, 179,-of which 37 were at ages under 5 years, and 8 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 630; births, 3,221; deaths, 1,907. The places of worship, in 1851, were 10 of the Church of England, with 1,764 sittings; 2 of Baptists, with 270 s.; 1 of Wesleyans, with 60 s.; and 15 of Calvinistic Methodists, with 4,574 s. The schools were 4 public day-schools, with 294 scholars; 6 private day-schools, with 158 s.; and 38 Sunday schools, with 4,281 s.
Caron Is Clawdd is now part of Ceredigion district. Click here for graphs and data of how Ceredigion has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Caron Is Clawdd itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Caron Is Clawdd, in Ceredigion and Cardiganshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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