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Mount, Cardiganshire

Historical Description

Mount, a parish in Cardiganshire, on the coast, 4 miles N by E of Cardigan. Post town, Cardigan. Acreage, 1172; population, 93. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £94. The church is ancient: In the parish there is a fine hard sandy beach called Treath-y-Mwnt or Mount Beach, one of the finest little coves on the Cardiganshire coast, and the air is delightfully pure and bracing. A large body of Flemings landed here between 1135 and 1155, an event celebrated in the Welsh annals. After a determined resistance the invaders were defeated and slain, and their bodies buried in a long tumulus called Beddau'r Flemin or Flemings' Graves, a little to the SE of Mount Church. This conflict was commemorated until within eighty years ago on the first Sunday after New Year's Day, and from that event was called Sul-Coch or the red or bloody Sunday.

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.

Registration districtCardigan1837 - 1934

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Civil Registration

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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.

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