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Bettws Bledrws, Cardiganshire

Historical Description

Bettws-Bleddrws, a parish in Cardiganshire, near Derry Ormond station on the Manchester and Milford railway, 3 miles NNE of Lampeter. The post office is at Derry Ormond, in the postal district of Aberystwith. Acreage, 1580; population of the civil parish, 204; of the ecclesiastical, 238. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; net value, £100 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church has a tower and spire. It was restored from its foundation in 1887.

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 districtLampeter 
DioceseSt. Davids 
Petty-Sessional DivisionUpper Moyddyn 
Poor Law unionLampeter 
Registration districtLampeter1837 - 1934
Rural DeaneryLampeter 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The registers date from the year 1775.


Church of England

St. Bleddws (parish church)

The church of St. Bleddws is a modern building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave and a western tower with spire containing one bell: the east and west windows are stained, and were presented by the family of the late W. Inglis-Jones esq.: the font, an ancient example, was discovered during the rebuilding embedded in a wall: the church was rebuilt in 1887, with the exception of the tower, at a cost of £2,009, and affords 110 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Bettws Bledrws from 1837 to 1934 you should search for the Lampeter Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bettws Bledrws 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 Bettws Bledrws are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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