In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ysbyty Ystwyth like this:
YSPYTTY-YSTWITH, a parish in Tregaron district, Cardigan; 7½ miles NNE of Tregaron r. station. Post town, Tregaron, under Carmarthen. Acres, 5,544. The real property appears to be included in the return for Yspytty-Ystrad-Meiric. Pop. in 1851, 1,718; in 1861, 743. Houses, 178. Much of the land is moor and mountain; and lead is extensively mined. An ancient hospitium was here. Fairs are held on Whit-Thursday and 2 and 26 Aug. The living is a vicarage, united with Y.-Ystrad-Meiric, in the diocese of St. Davids. Value, £86. Patron, the Earl of Lisburne.
Ysbyty Ystwyth is now part of Ceredigion district. Click here for graphs and data of how Ceredigion has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ysbyty Ystwyth itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ysbyty Ystwyth, in Ceredigion and Cardiganshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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