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Aberporth, Cardiganshire

Historical Description

Aberporth, a village and a parish in Cardiganshire. The village stands on the coast, at the mouth of the Howny rivulet, 7 miles NE of Cardigan, and is partly in the parish of Blaenporth. It has a post office under Cardigan, which is the telegraph office; and is a seaport, a fishing station, and a watering-place. Acreage, 2253; population, 422. A great portion of the in-face of the parish is bare hill, and one of the summits is within view of the coast of Ireland. Plas, belonging to the Morgan family, is an ancient cruciform mansion. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; net value, £150. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church is good. There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel.

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.

Ancient CountyCardiganshire 
County Court districtCardigan 
DioceseSt. Davids 
Petty-Sessional DivisionLower Troedyraur 
Poor Law unionCardigan 
Registration districtCardigan1837 - 1936
Registration districtCardiganshire South1936 - 1974
Rural DeanerySub Aeron 

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 Aberporth from 1837 to 1936 you should search for the Cardigan Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Aberporth from 1936 to 1974 you should search for the Cardiganshire South Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Aberporth from the following:

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 Aberporth are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

CountySir Ceredigion - Ceredigion
Postal districtSA43
Post TownCardigan