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Ceri, Montgomeryshire

Historical Description

Kerry or Ceri, a village and a parish in Montgomeryshire. The village stands at the foot of the Kerry Hills, in a pleasant vale, at the terminus of a short branch (the Kerry and Abermule) of the Cambrian railway, 3 miles E by S of Newtown, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newtown. The parish comprises 21, 654 acres; population, 1902; of the ecclesiastical parish, 1079. Dolforgan and Brynllywarch are the chief residences. Much of the land is moor or pasture, and was formerly under wood. The Kerry Hills form a considerable part of the area, but extend eastward into Salop, towards Clunand Bishops Castle; they have a bleak and desolate appearance. An ancient castle stood in the place, but was demolished in the time of Henry III, There are several ancient earthworks. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; net value,, £373 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church is ancient, was restored in 1883, and contains an old font and a good marble monument of Richard Jones, who founded a school here. The vicarages of Sarn and Dolfor are separate benefices. There are Baptist and Congregational chapels.

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

Land and Property

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