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Newquay, Cardiganshire

Historical Description

Newquay, a small town and seaport in Llanllwchaiam parish, Cardiganshire, on the coast, 5 miles SW of Aberayron, and 14 N of Llandyssil station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Llandyssil. It is a, sub-port to Cardigan, a coastguard station, and a watering-place, has a good small harbour, and a fair on 12 Nov. Coal, culm, bricks, and artificial manure are imported, and timber is exported. The town is governed by a local board of nine members; it is built on the slope of a steep hill, and from its sheltered position and genial climate is a favourite watering-place for the residents of the surrounding district. St Llwchaiaru, the parish church, is a small edifice. There are Baptist, Calvinistic Methodist, and Congregational chapels. See LLANLLWCHAIARN.

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.

Registration districtAberayron1894 - 1936
Registration districtCardiganshire Central1936 - 1968
Registration districtCardiganshire South1968 - 1974

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


Civil Registration

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

For births, marriages, and deaths in Newquay from 1894 to 1936 you should search for the Aberayron Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Newquay from 1936 to 1968 you should search for the Cardiganshire Central Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Newquay from 1968 to 1974 you should search for the Cardiganshire South Registration District.


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.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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