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Pigot & Co. South Wales directory for 1844

The information  below relating to Lampeter is extracted by Gareth Hicks with the kind permission of the publishers from the CD of the same title as the main heading. (Archive CD Books)

This is a selective extraction of facts that might interest genealogists and all personal and property names mentioned. Any general data such as referred to in Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary1833 extract, see Description of the parish of Lampeter, is not repeated here.

Lampeter a market town, borough and parish.

.......the lord of the manor is J S Harford Esq of Blaize Castle, near Bristol...

.......there is a local lead mine at Llanfair-Clydog, the property of Lord Carrington, and wrought by Dr Quinn, which is one of the richest in silver of any in Wales.

.......the Black Lion Hotel here is an excellent establishment, either for the accomodation of families or commercial gentlemen; and there are a few neat lodging houses.

.......there is also a grammar school, not endowed; and one upon the national plan, in which one hundred poor children are instructed.

The parish (including the hamlet of Tref y Coed) contained, in 1831, 1,312 inhabitants; and in 1841, 1,507.

Post Office, Evan Evans, Post master. --- Letters from London and all the parts of the North of England and part of North Wales arrive every evening at a quarter before six, and are despatched every morning at six. --- Letters from Aberystwith and other parts of North Wales arrive every afternoon at a quarter before two, and are despatched every morning at a quarter past ten. --- Letters from Carmarthen and the West of England arrive every morning at a quarter before ten, and are despatched every afternoon at a quarter past two.

Gentry & Clergy

College and Schools


Professional Persons

Fire, &c Office Agents

Inns & Public Houses

Retailers of Beer

Shopkeepers and Traders


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