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Blaenporth, Cardiganshire

Historical Description

Blaenporth, a parish in Cardiganshire, 6 miles NWof Cardigan. It includes part of the village of Aberporth, which has a post office under Cardigan. Acreage, 3532; population, 689. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £139.

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

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCardiganshire 
ArchdeaconryCardigan 
County Court districtCardigan 
DioceseSt. Davids 
HundredTroedyraur 
Petty-Sessional DivisionTroedyraur 
Poor Law unionCardigan 
Registration districtCardigan1837 - 1934
Rural DeanerySub Aeron 

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


Church Records

The registers date from the year 1710.


Churches

Church of England

St. David (parish church)

The church of St. David is a building in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a turret containing 2 bells: the east window is stained: the church was repaired in 1864, and affords 150 sittings.


Civil Registration

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

For births, marriages, and deaths in Blaenporth from 1837 to 1934 you should search for the Cardigan Registration District.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Blaenporth 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.


Maps

Online maps of Blaenporth are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

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

CountyCeredigion
RegionWales
CountryWales
Postal districtSA43
Post TownCardigan