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Kilgerran or Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Kilgerran or Cilgerran, a village and a parish in Pembrokeshire. The village stands on the river Teifi, at the boundary with Cardiganshire, 3 miles SE of Cardigan, consists chiefly of a street about half a mile long, and was once a market-town; it has a station on the Whitland and Cardigan branch of the G.W.R., and a post and money order office (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Llechryd. There are fairs on the Wednesdays after 9 June and on the 19 and 20 August. The parish comprises 2 690 acres; population, 1099. Castle Malgwyn, Gwalia Hall, GIandovan, and Alltyrheiny are the chief residences. Kilgerran Castle was once a noted stronghold, and is now a majestic ruin, overhanging the Teifi. The scenery adjacent to it and along the river is remarkably picturesque. Slates are quarried. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; net value, £120 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, and contains several monuments and stained windows. There are Congregational, Baptist, and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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

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