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Bettws Lleucu, Cardiganshire

Historical Description

Bettws-Leiki or Bettws-Lleuce, a parish in Cardiganshire, on the river Ayron, 5 miles WSW of Tregaron. Post town, Tregaron (R.S.O.) Acreage, 2373; population, 262. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Gartheli, in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £175. Patron, the Vicar of Llanddewi-Brefi.

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 DivisionLampeter 
Poor Law unionTregaron 
Registration districtTregaron1837 - 1936
Registration districtCardiganshire Central1936 - 1974
Rural DeaneryUltra Aeron 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1813.


Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is a plain, building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave and a small western tower with spire containing one bell: the church was rebuilt in 1875 at a cost of £600, and affords 125 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 Lleucu from 1837 to 1936 you should search for the Tregaron Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Bettws Lleucu from 1936 to 1974 you should search for the Cardiganshire Central Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers online: