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Sam Gynfelyn, Cardiganshire

Historical Description

Sam Gynfelyn, a shoal or reef in Cardigan Bay, running from the shore of the N of Cardiganshire, at a point 3 miles N of Aberystwyth. It is about 7 miles long; is in part about a quarter of a mile wide, in part about 2 miles wide; is partly left dry at ebb tide; is flanked by depths of from 2 to 5 fathoms water; was the southern part of the submerged Cantref Gwaelod; and is believed to include remains of a Roman road.

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

Land and Property

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