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Llandyssil, Cardiganshire

Historical Description

Llandyssil, a small town and a parish in Cardiganshire. The town stands on the river Teifi, at the boundary with Carmarthenshire, 8¼ miles E of Newcastle Ernlyn, and has a bridge, a station on the Carmarthen and Cardigan branch of the G.W.R., and a head post office. It is a seat of petty sessions. Wool is manufactured. A weekly market is held on Tuesday. The parish contains the hamlets of Trefach and Velindre. Acreage, 17,566; population, 3034. Allt-yr-Odyn, Waun Ifor, Bronwydd, Llysnewydd, Mount Gernos, and Blaen Dyffryn are chief residences. There are several barrows. 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 modern, with an ancient tower. There are three chapels of ease-St David's on the Clettwr, 3 miles distant; St John's, on the same river, 5 miles distant; and St Ffraid's, in the Vale of Cerdin, 3 miles distant from Llandyssil. There are Baptist, Calvinistic Methodist, Congregational, Wesleyan, and Unitarian chapels.

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 districtNewcastle in Emlyn1837 - 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 Llandyssil from 1837 to 1936 you should search for the Newcastle in Emlyn Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llandyssil 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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