Ceri  Montgomeryshire


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

KERRY, or CERI, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Newtown district, Montgomery. The village stands at the foot of the Kerry Hills, in a pleasant vale, at the terminus of a short branch of the Oswestry and Llanidloes railway, 3 miles E by S of Newtown; is a pretty place and a seat of petty sessions; and has a postoffice under Newtown, Montgomeryshire. ...

The parish contains the townships of Trellan, Bahaithlon, Brynllywarch, Cefnyberen, Cloddie, Drevor, Garthillin, Goitrey, Graig, Gwenthrew, Gwernesgob, Gwernuggo, Kefnymonach, Keyliber-Issa, Keyliber-Ucha, Kilthriew, Manllwyd, Penygelli, and Weeg-Dolvor. Acres, 21, 430. Rated property, £14, 660. Pop. in 1851, 1, 930; in 1861, 2, 075. Houses, 380. The property is not much divided. Dolforgan is the seat of R. P. Long, Esq.; and Brynllywarch, of John Naylor, Esq. Much of the land is moor or pasture, and was formerly under wood. The Kerry Hills form a considerable part of the area; but, at the same time, extend eastward into Salop, toward Clun and Bishops Castle; and they have a bleak and desolate appearance. An ancient castle stood in the palace, but was demolished in the time of Henry III. There are several ancient earthworks. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Dolvor, in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £550. * Patron, the Bishop of St. Davids. The church is ancient but good; and contains an old font, monuments of the Wilkinses, and a good marble monument of Richard Jones, who founded a school here. The p. curacy of Sarn is a separate benefice.—The sub-district contains also Moughtrey parish, and comprises 26, 455 acres. Pop., 2, 601. Houses,

Ceri through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ceri, in Powys and Montgomeryshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th September 2019

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