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Penbryn, Cardiganshire

Historical Description

Penbryn, a parish in Cardiganshire, on the coast, 7½ miles N by W of Newcastle Emlyn. Post town, Llandyssil. Acreage, 8535; population, 1302. There is a parish council consisting of thirteen members. There are two ancient British camps, called Castell Nadolig and Castell Pwntan. There are also tumuli, and ancient coins have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £169. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church is ancient, and has an old font and a communion cup with 1574 date engraved on it. A mission church was built in the centre of the parish in 1894. There are Calvinistic Methodist and Congregational chapels.

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 districtNewcastle in Emlyn1837 - 1936
Registration districtCardiganshire South1936 - 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 Penbryn from 1837 to 1936 you should search for the Newcastle in Emlyn Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Penbryn from 1936 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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