Llangynfelyn  Cardiganshire


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

LLANCYNFELIN, or LLANGYNVELIN, a parish in Aberystwith district, Cardigan; on the river Dyfi near its mouth, and on the Aberystwith and Welsh coast railway, near Ynys-Las r. station, 7 miles NNE of Aberystwith. It contains the village of Tre-Talyasin; and its Post town is Aberystwith. Acres, 6,556; of which 1,535 are water. ...

Real property, £2,432. Pop., 967. Houses, 216. The property is subdivided. Traces exist of Wyddno Castle, which belonged to Gwyddno Gwranhir, who was said to have lost a large tract of land here by inundation of the sea. Tre-Talyasin is believed to have been the burial-place of a famous bard; and a cairn at it, on rising-ground, is about 135 feet in circuit, and has in its centre the cistvaen or grave. Coal, limestone, marble, iron ore, and lead ore are worked. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of St. Davids. Valne, £90. Patron, J. P. B. Chichester, Esq. The church is plain but good; is believed to occupy the site of one built in the 6th century; and is dedicated to St. Cynfelin.

Llangynfelyn through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llangynfelyn, in Ceredigion and Cardiganshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th May 2018

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