Cenarth  Carmarthenshire


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

CENARTH, or Kenarth, a hamlet, a parish, and a subdistrict in the district of Newcastle-in-Emlyn, and county of Carmarthen. The hamlet lies on the river Teifi, adjacent to the Cardigan railway, 3 miles W by N of Newcastle-Emlyn; and has a post office under Carmarthen. The parish includes also the town of Newcastle-Emlyn, and the hamlets of Dolbryn, Emlyn, and Gellygally. ...

Acres, 6,429. Real property, £4,110. Pop., 1,744. Houses, 404. The Teifi is crossed, at Cenarth hamlet, by a picturesque bridge; falls, immediately above the bridge, over a bold ledge of rocks; and has there a famous salmon-leap, at which 100 fish have been taken in a single morning. Gelli-Dewyll is the seat of the Brigstokes. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Davids. Value, £158. Patron, the Bishop of St. Davids. There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel. The subdistrict contains eight parishes. Acres, 47,459. Pop., 8,072. Houses, 1,844.

Cenarth through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 06th March 2021

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