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Cilcennin, Cardiganshire

Historical Description

Cilcennin, a parish in Cardiganshire, on the river Ayron, 6 miles ESE of Aberayron, and 10 NW of Lampeter station on the Manchester and Milford railway. It has a post office under Ciliau Aeron (R.S.O.); money order office, Talsarn; telegraph office, Aberayron. Acreage, 3410; population, 454. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Llanbadarn Tref-eglwys, in the diocese of St David's; joint net value, £50 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church was thoroughly restored in 1891. The churchyard was enlarged in the same year.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Registration districtAberayron1837 - 1936
Registration districtCardiganshire Central1936 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Cilcennin from 1837 to 1936 you should search for the Aberayron Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Cilcennin from 1936 to 1974 you should search for the Cardiganshire Central Registration District.

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cardiganshire is online.

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cardiganshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Cilcennin are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers online:

Postal districtSA48