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Blaenpennal, Cardiganshire

Historical Description

Blaenpenal or Blaenpennal, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Llanddewi-Brefi parish, Cardiganshire, on the river Aeron, 4 miles NW of Tregaron, under which it has a post office. Acreage, 4231; population, 472. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £160. 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 districtLampeter 
DioceseSt. Davids 
Petty-Sessional DivisionPenarth 
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 1797.


Church of England

St. David (parish church)

The church of St. David, an ancient building of stone, consists only of a nave, and has one bell: the church was restored in 1887 and affords 80 sittings.

Directories & Gazetteers

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

Postal districtSY23