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Llanarth, Cardiganshire

Historical Description

Llanarth, a village and a parish in Cardiganshire, on the rivulet Llethi, extending down to the coast, 4 miles SSW of Aberayron, and 12 N of Llandyssil station on the Carmarthen and Cardigan branch of the G.W.R. The village is situated within a short distance from the sea-shore, the surrounding scenery being very beautiful, and there are pleasant walks radiating in all directions, surrounded by trees which grow luxuriantly close to the sea, and sheltered by the hills. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Llandyssil. The parish embraces the hamlet of Myd-railin, where there is a chapel of ease, and part of the village of Talgavreg. Acreage, 15,013; population, 1838. Noyadd Llanarth belonged formerly to the Gryffiths. Wern belonged, in the time of Henry VII., to the Lloyds, and gave entertainment to that monarch on his way to Bosworth field. Ancient camps are at Pen-y-gaer and Castell Moeddyn. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Llanina, in the diocese of St David's; joint gross value, £382, and £120 from the ecclesiastical commissioners towards payment of a curate, with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church consists of nave and chancel, with a massive tower, and contains some curious monuments. An inscribed stone bearing a cross with four circular holes at the junction of the arms was in the churchyard, but was removed into the tower.

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 - 1968
Registration districtCardiganshire South1968 - 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 Llanarth from 1837 to 1936 you should search for the Aberayron Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanarth from 1936 to 1968 you should search for the Cardiganshire Central Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanarth from 1968 to 1974 you should search for the Cardiganshire South 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.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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

Postal districtSA47
Post TownLlanarth