In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llansanffraid like this:
LLANSAINTFFRAID, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Aberayron district, Cardigan. The village stands on the coast, 4¼ miles NE by N of Aberayron, and 11½ SSW of Aberystwith r. station; and is a subport to Abeiystwith. The parish contains also the hamlet of Llannon; and its Post town is Aberystwith. ...
Acres, 5,443; of which 135 are water. Real property, £3,644. Pop., 1,309. Houses, 306. The property is much subdivided. Some traces exist of what is thought to have been a monastic establishment. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £91. Patron, the Bishop of St. David's. The church is good.-The subdistrict contains also seven other parishes. Acres, 31,974. Pop., 7,081. Houses, 1,645.
Llansanffraid is now part of Ceredigion district. Click here for graphs and data of how Ceredigion has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llansanffraid itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llansanffraid, in Ceredigion and Cardiganshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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