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"LLANGOEDMORE (LLAN- GOEDMAWR), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 2 miles (E.) from Cardigan, containing 1014 inhabitants.The name of this place, signifying " the church of the great wood,", is derived from its situation in a district abounding with timber of ancient and luxuriant growth, and with groves of stately oaks and other trees, for the number and beauty of which the immediate vicinity is eminently distinguished. Soon after the death Henry I, a memorable battle was fought near Crg Mawr, a conical hill in this parish, between the Welsh, commanded by Grufydd ab Rhys and the English, in which the latter sustained a signal defeat. The parish is pleasantly situated on the river Teivy, on the turnpike road from Cardigan to Newcastle-Emlyn , and ....."  [From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]


Jones, Francis[Major]. Lloyd of Gilfachwen, Cilgwyn and Coedmore. Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VIII, No 1, 1976


Memorial Inscriptions have been produced by Dyfed FHS for Llangoedmor: [Blaenwenen]

Church History

St Cynllo - photograph on Dyfed FHS LLANGOEDMOR, St. Cynllo 1828-1832 - 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 from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

Church Records

See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

Parish Register;
Baptisms 1764-1980. Marriages 1754-1985 [Banns 1754-1804, 1823-44, 1856-1996]. Burials 1764-1938  NLW with copies of some dates at Cer.RO
PR CMB 1725-63 recorded in 1831 seemingly lost. Diocesan records suggest that c 1790 this parish had registers going back to 1684.
Bishops Transcripts;
1674-5, 1678, 1680-1, 1683-6, 1689, 1705, 1710, 1799-1861, 1863-80 NLW

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1875

Nonconformist Chapels;

Blaen-wenen Baptist chapel, Pant-gwyn

Penyparc Welsh Baptist church, Penyparc


Description and Travel

The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., by Jones, 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 Llangoedmoras 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 Lynne Kleingertner)

Description of the parish of Llangoedmor from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis

Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895

Llangoedmor - on Wikipedia


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 spans pages 176-182. Apart from a general history has data on the Church (incumbent in 1810 was the Rev. Thomas Lloyd), Llangoedmore Place, Coedmawr and Cilbronnau.

Land and Property

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

Held at the NLW ;


Lloyd, Thomas. Old Llangoedmor  (NLW's site) Ceredigion; Vol. IX, No. 4 (1983).
 "Writing of his own home in The South Wales Squires (1926), H M Vaughan tells us as follows; 'The house itself as it stands today, has a good facade built in the reign of William IV; whilst the protion behind dates chiefly from the middle of the eighteenth century.............There was formerly standing a much older wing of the house, low and gabled....which appears in old views of Llangoedmor. This was demolished by my grandfather some ninety years ago when he added the present western front.....' "


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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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