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Bettws Evan, Cardiganshire

Historical Description

Bettws-Evan, a hamlet and a parish in Cardiganshire. The hamlet stands on elevated ground, midway between Cardigan Bay and the river Teifi, 5 miles N by W of Newcastle-in-Emlyn. Post town, Llandyssil, Rhydlewis (R.S.O.) Acreage of parish, 2536; population of the civil parish, 351; of the ecclesiastical, with Brongwn, 605. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £98 with residence. The church is good.

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 districtNewcastle in Emlyn 
DioceseSt. Davids 
Petty-Sessional DivisionPenrhiwpal 
Poor Law unionNewcastle in Emlyn 
Registration districtNewcastle in Emlyn1837 - 1936
Registration districtCardiganshire South1936 - 1974
Rural DeanerySub Aeron 

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

Church Records

The separate registers date only from the year 1812; the earlier registers are incorporated with those of Penbryn.


Church of England

St. John (parish church)

The church of St. John is an ancient building of stone, in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and tower, containing one bell: the church was repaired in 1870, and affords 100 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 Evan from 1837 to 1936 you should search for the Newcastle in Emlyn Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Bettws Evan from 1936 to 1974 you should search for the Cardiganshire South Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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