"CELLAN, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of MOYTHEN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES 3 miles (E. N. E.) from Lampeter, containing 465 inhabitants. This parish is situated in a mountainous district, on the banks of the river Teivy. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St. David's, rated in the king's books at £5.7.8 1/2 endowed with £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Bishop of St.David's. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient edifice, consisting of a nave and chancel : it contains two piscinae ,and the font is supported on a square pillar, on which is carved the face of a male saint. There are places of worship for Independents and Presbyterians..... "
[From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]
All Saints church - photograph on Dyfed FHS CELLAN, All Saints (1907-1909) - on the Church plans online site
Some church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by I.G Jones, & D. Williams. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. The names are those of the informants.
Parish entry for Cellan and Llanfair Clydogau from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page
Baptisms 1779-1992. Marriages 1780-1969. Burials 1780-1993 NLW
Copy manuscripts PR C 1779-1812, MB 1780-1812 NLW
1674, 1676, 1678-82, 1684, 1687, 1689, 1705, 1711, 1799, 1803-38, 1840, 1842,
1844-5, 1847, 1849, 1852-4, 1857, 1863-73, 1875-82 NLW
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1812, 1837-75
Nonconformist Chapels; see Chapels database
The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., byJones, I.G. & Williams, D. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. These statistics for this parish are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;
Places, villages, farms etc within Cellan as shown on the online parish map from the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by Gareth Hicks)
Description of Cellan parish from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833 by Samuel Lewis.
Kelly's Directory South Wales 1910
Aerial photograph of Cellan Roman Practice camp - on the People's Collection Wales site
Meyrick, Sir Samuel Rush.(1783-1848) The History and Antiquities of the county of Cardigan. Collected from the few remaining documents which have escaped the ravages of time, as well as from actual observation. Longman: London ,1810. The history and antiquities of the County of Cardigan ... to which are now added a parliamentary history, list of High Sheriffs, some notes on the present county families, &c., &c. repr. Brecon: 1907. This 1907 print has now been reprinted. The section relating to this parish is on pages 224/28; the church is a rectory, the last 3 incumbents were the Rev Wm Williams, Rev Howel Howels and Rev Rhys Williams.
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
Held at the NLW ;
Here is an extract from The Reports of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the state of Education in Wales. 1847
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