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Llanfihangel Genau'r-Glyn townships

Extract from "A Topographical Dictionary of Wales" by Samuel Lewis 1833

"CEULAN, a joint township with Maesmawr, in the parish of LLANVIHANGEL GENEU'R GLYN, upper division of the hundred of GENEU'R GLYN, county of CARDIGAN,SOUTH WALES, 8 miles [N.E.] from Aberystwith, containing, with Maesmawr, 607 inhabitants. It appears to derive its name from the rivers Ceulan and Maesmor, the former of which runs through the township, and joins the river Lery within a short distance, and the latter runs along the northern extremity of it : the road from Aberystwith to Machynlleth crosses at the point of junction of the Ceulan and the Lery, where the small but neat village of Tal y bont is situated. At this place the partial views of the ocean, on one side, and on the other the stream tumbling over the rocky precipices, in picturesque cascades, overhung with a great variety of trees and shrubs, are peculiarly enlivening. An ancient seat, belonging to the family of Price, stands here between the right bank of the Ceulan and the high road, within the grounds of which are some fine full-grown fir trees. On a mountain in this neighbourhood, called Pen Sarn Dd is situated that ancient monument termed Gwely Taliesin, or Taliesin's Bed, a more particular description of which is given under the head of the parish. This township is separately assessed for the support of its poor, the average annual expenditure amounting to 154.3."

"CYNNULLMAWR (CYNNULL-MAWR), a township in the parish of LLANVIHANGEL GENEU 'R GLYN, upper division of the hundred of GENEU 'R GLYN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 6 1/4miles (N. E. by E.) from Aberystwith, containing 636 inhabitants. This township takes its name from an elevated mountain, at the western base of which the road from Aberystwith to Machynlleth passes: it is bounded on the north by the river Lery. Glanvraed, an old mansion on the left bank of this river, is remarkable as the supposed birthplace of the celebrated antiquary, Edward Llwyd, author of the Archaeologia Britannica, and many other works on the natural history and antiquities of Wales: he also collected a great number of ancient British records, which were afterwards unfortunately destroyed in the fire which consumed Havd House, in this county. The township is separately assessed for the support of its poor, the average annual expenditure amounting to 219.14."

"CYVOETH Y BRENHIN (CYVOETH Y BRENIN), a township in the parish of LLANVIHANGEL GENEU 'R GLYN, hundred of GENEU 'R GLYN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, containing 965 inhabitants. This township, a part of which pays the great tithes to the vicar of Llanvihangel, is the property of the crown, and from that circumstance partially derives its name : there are copper and lead mines within its limits. It separately maintains its own poor: the average annual assessment is 171.18."

"HENLLYS, a township in the parish of LLANVIHANGEL GENEU'R GLYN, upper division of the hundred of GENEU'R GLYN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (N.E.by E.) from Aberystwith, containing 496 inhabitants. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor amounts to 112.14."

"MAESMAWR (MAESMOR), a joint township with Ceulan, in the parish of LLANVIHANGEL GENEU'R GLYN, upper division of the hundred of GENEU'R GLYN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 8 miles [N.E.] from Aberystwith. The population is included in the return for Ceulan, with which it is also assessed for the maintenance of the poor: it consists of a mountainous district near the head of the river Maesmor."

"SCYBOR Y COED (YSGUBOR Y COED), a hamlet in the parish of LLANVIHANGEL GENEU 'R GLYN, hundred of GENEU 'R GLYN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 12 miles (N. E. by E.) from Aberystwith containing 701 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Aberystwith to Machynlleth, and on the eastern bank of the small river Einon, near its junction with the Dyvi or Dovey. The immediate neighbourhood is well wooded and agreeable, and some respectable residences are scattered over the hamlet, various parts of which command fine views of the estuary of the Dovey. The principal mansion is Glandyvi the residence of George Jeffreys Esq., which commands a fine view of the Vale of Dovey and of St. George's channel. In this hamlet were conveniently situated the smelting-houses and refining-mills, commonly called the " Silver Mills," belonging to the company that formerly worked the royal mines in Cardiganshire. In consequence of its contiguity to the river Dovey, which is navigable to Garreg for vessels of three hundred tons' burden, and by means of which it carries on a considerable trade in the exportation of lead-ore and bark, and the importation of timber, coal, and limestone, this place promises to increase in importance, though the population has somewhat declined since the census of 1821. It contains the chapel of Eglwys-Fch or Llanfihangel Capel-Edwin, the living of which is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St. David's, endowed with 800 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Mrs. Jane Davies. The chapel, dedicated to St. Michael, was erected early in the seventeenth century, and is now about to be taken down and rebuilt by subscription. There are places of worship for Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor amounts to 314.19."

"TRMYNYCH (TR Y MYNEICH), a township in the parish of LLANVIHANGEL-GENEU'R GLYN,upper division of the hundred of GENEU'R GLYN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, containing 171 inhabitants, who are exclusively employed in agriculture. The poor are maintained by a separate assessment, the average annual expenditure amounting to 51.17."

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Gareth Hicks 17 December 1999

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