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"HÊNLLAN(HÊN-LLAN), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 3 1/2 miles (E.) from Newcastle-Emlyn, containing 122 inhabitants. This parish is beautifully situated on the river Teivy, over which here is an ancient bridge of three arches, with projecting angular piers, from which the turnpike road from Newcastle-Emlyn to Carmarthen, on which it is situated, is continued through the village...... "  [From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]

Business and Commerce Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;


Memorial Inscriptions have been produced by Dyfed FHS for Henllan: [Dewi Sant, Aber-banc]

Church History

HENLLAN, St. David 1849-1850 - 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 Bangor Teifi with Henllan from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

Church Records

See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

Parish Register;
Baptisms 1798-1991. Marriages 1780-1970 . Burials  1814-1990   NLW with copies of some dates at Cer.RO
Bishops Transcripts;
1676, 1683-6, 1688-9, 1706, 1711, 1799-1811, 1813-80, 1882 NLW

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

I.G.I; Baptisms 1813-75 . Marriages 1814-37

Nonconformist Chapels etc;

Capel Drindod CM chapel, Henllan

Capel Eidalwyr Catholic chapel at the Prisoner of War Camp, Henllan SN35654022   Formally dedicated in 1944               (The Chapels Recording Project in Wales )


Description and Travel

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 or chapelry are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;

Places, villages, farms etc within Henllan  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 the parish of  Henllan   from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.

Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895


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 brief section relating to this parish is on page 189; the church is a small rectory annexed to Bangor, the last two incumbents were the Rev Henry Thomas and the Rev David Davies. Also mention of a parish seat called Wain.


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