Ystradmeurig  Cardiganshire


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

YSPYTTY-YSTRAD-MEIRIC, a parish in Tregaron district, Cardigan; 5½ miles NNE of Tregaron r. station. Post town, Tregaron, under Carmarthen. Acres, 945. Real property, £13,469; of which £12,260 are in mines. Pop., 160. Houses, 30. A cell to Strata-Florida abbey was here, and was used as a hospitium. ...

A castle also was built here by Gilbert de Clare; was frequently taken and retaken in the Welsh wars; and was demolished, in 1207, by Mallgwyn. A. hill-fort and a cairn still exist. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to Yspytty-Ystwith. There is an endowed school with £87 a year.

Ystradmeurig through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th May 2024

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