In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llanddewi Aber Arth like this:
LLANDDEWI-ABERARTH, a village and a parish in Aberayron district, Cardigan. The village stands on the coast, at the mouth of the river Arth, 2 miles NE of Aberayron, and 13 NW of Lampeter r. station; and has fairs on 5 July and 11 Dec. The parish contains also part of the town of Aberayron, which has a postoffice under Carmarthen. ...
Acres, 3,595; of which 75 are water. Real property, £2,244. Pop. in 1851,1,284; in 1861,1,463. Houses, 353. The property is not much divided. Remains of a fortified camp, called CastellCadwgan, are near the shore. The Aberayron workhouse is here; and, at the census of 1861, had 10 inmates. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £310. Patron, the Bishop of St. David's. The church is dedicated to St. David, is aucient, and was recently rebuilt. The chapelry of St. Alban is a separate charge, and is under the patronage of the proprietors of Ty-Glyn estate. There is an endowed school with £7 a year. See ABERAYRoN.
Llanddewi Aber Arth is now part of Ceredigion district. Click here for graphs and data of how Ceredigion has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llanddewi Aber Arth itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanddewi Aber Arth, in Ceredigion and Cardiganshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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