Cardigan  Cardiganshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Cardigan like this:

Cardigan, mun. bor., par., and co. town of Cardiganshire, on river Teifi, 3 miles from its mouth, and 8 miles N. of Crymmych Arms ry. sta.-- par. (St Mary), 2517 ac., pop. 2727; bor. (extending into St Dogmell's par., Pembrokeshire), pop. 3669; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. ...

Cardigan has brick, tile, and agricultural implement works. The salmon fishery is important. The exports are grain, slates, and bricks. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) There are some ruins of a castle, built in 1090. Cardigan united with Aberystwith, Lampeter, and Adpar in returning 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Cardigan through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd June 2024

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