In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llanafan like this:
LLANAFAN, a parish in Aberystwith district, Cardigan; on the river Ystwith, near a line of railway, which was in progress of formation in 1866,8 miles N of Tregaron, and 9 SE of Aberystwith. It contains the postoffice of Crosswood, under Aberystwith. Acres, 2,588. Real property, £1,241. Pop. ...
in 1851,419; in 1861,567. Houses, 114. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of lead-mining. Crosswood Park, called by the Welsh Trawscoed, is the seat of the Earl of Lisburne, and has beautiful grounds. Part of the parish is wild moor and dreary common. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £88. Patron, T. P. B. Chichester, Esq. The church is ancient; and contains a screen, an octagonal font, and an ancient silver communmon disr.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanafan, in Ceredigion and Cardiganshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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