Llanfihangel Geneur Glynn  Cardiganshire


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

LLANFIHANGEL-GENEUR-GLYNN, or LLANFIHANGEL-CASTELL-GWALTER, a parish chiefly in Aberystwith district and partly in Machynlleth district, Cardigan; on the coast between the rivers Dyfi and Leri, opposite the Sarn-Gwallog, and on the Sarn-Helen way and the Aberystwith and Welsh Coast railway, round Llanfihangel r. ...

station, 6 miles NNE of Aberystwith. It contains a considerable village of its own name, and includes the townships of Henllys, Cynnill-mawr, Cenlanymaes-mawr, Cyfoethybrenin, Tyrymynach, and Scyborycoed. Post town, Aberystwith. Acres, 32,825; of which 2,680 are water. Real property, £11,673. Pop. in 1851,3,926; in 1861,3,979. Houses, 862. The property is not much divided. Gogerthan is a chief residence. A castle was built in the parish by Walter Longsword, the founder of Kirkland abbey; and was demolished in 1135. Lead ore has been mined in the hills. A cromlech called Gwely-Taliesin, or Taliesin's bed, is on Pen-Sarn-Ddu; and there are many other Druidical eremains. Some of the inhabitants are employed in flannel-weaving. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £221.* Patron, the Bishop of St. David's. The church is later English, cruciform, and good. The p. curacy of Eglwys-fach is a separate benefice. There are a Calvinistic Methodist chapel, and a slightly endowed school.

Llanfihangel Geneur Glynn through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th October 2020

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