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Llandygwidd, Cardiganshire

Historical Description

Llandygwidd, a parish in Cardiganshire, lying on the river Teifi, at the boundary with Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, 4 miles SE of Cardigan. Post town, Llechryd (R.S.O.) Acreage, 5643; population, 880. The manor belonged to the Bishops of St David's, who had a palace here, and it passed to the Griffiths. Llwyndyrus, the seat of the Griffiths, is on the site of the episcopal palace, and other chief residences are Stradmore Vale, Noyadd Trevawr, Penylan, and Blaenpant. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £270 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church is dedicated to St Dygwydd, has been rebuilt, is in the Early English style, of local stone with Bath stone dressings, and has a tower with wooden spire 130 feet high.

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 districtCardigan1837 - 1936
Registration districtCardiganshire South1936 - 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 Llandygwidd from 1837 to 1936 you should search for the Cardigan Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llandygwidd from 1936 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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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