Lampeter  Cardiganshire


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

Lampeter, market town and par. with ry. sta., Cardiganshire, on river Teifi, 13 miles SE. of Aberayron and 264 miles from London--par. (Lampeter Pont Stephen), 6204 ac., pop. 1897; town, 1669 ac., pop. 1443; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. A bridge here is supposed to have been built in the 12th century. The town was incorporated by Henry VI., and is the seat of St David's College, which has powers to graut the degrees of B.A. and B.D. Lampeter formed one of the Cardigan District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returned 1 member until 1885.

Lampeter through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st July 2024

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