In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Gwnnws like this:
GWNNWS, or LLANWNNWS, a parish and a sub district in Tregaron district, Cardigan. The parish lies on the river Ystwith, 6½ miles N of Tregaron r. station, and 12 SE of Aberystwith; and consists of the two townships of Lower Gwnnws and Upper Gwnnws. Post town, Devil's Bridge, under Aberystwith. ...
Acres, 17, 959. Real property of L. G., £1, 373: of U. G., £1, 527. Pop., of L. G., 535; of U. G., 760. Houses, 105 and 146. An increase of pop. in U. G., to the amount of 128, occurred in the ten years prior to 1861; and was caused by then extension of lead mining.. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Davids. Value, £106. Patron, Sir A. P. Chichester, Bart. A monumental stone, to the memory of a prince called Caradock, is in the churchyard. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.The sub-district includes also three other parishes. Acres, 33, 140. Pop., 3, 423. Houses, 698.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gwnnws, in Ceredigion and Cardiganshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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