In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Lampeter like this:
Lampeter, market town and par. with ry. sta., Cardiganshire, on river Teifi, 13 miles SE. of Aberayron and 264 miles from London--par. (Lampeter Pont Stephen), 6204 ac., pop. 1897; town, 1669 ac., pop. 1443; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. A bridge here is supposed to have been built in the 12th century. The town was incorporated by Henry VI., and is the seat of St David's College, which has powers to graut the degrees of B.A. and B.D. Lampeter formed one of the Cardigan District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returned 1 member until 1885.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lampeter, in Ceredigion and Cardiganshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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