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"LLANGYBY (LLAN-GYBI) , a parish in the upper division of the hundred of MOYTHEN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 4 1/4 miles (N. N. E.) from Lampeter, on the road to Trêgaron, containing 275 inhabitants. The lands are in general enclosed and in a good state of cultivation, and the soil is tolerably fertile. This place formerly constituted a prebend in the collegiate church of Llandewy-Brevi, rated in the king's books at £1.6.8. The living is a perpetual curacy, consolidated with that of Llanvair Clydogau, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St. David's, endowed with £800 royal bounty, and in the alternate patronage of the Earl of Lisburne and Lord Carrington. The church, dedicated to St. Cybi, is a small edifice, consisting only of a nave and chancel. There are places of worship for Independents and Presbyterians : the latter is supposed to be the most ancient congregation of dissenters in the principality, having first assembled here about the year 1663. On a hill above the river Teivy is a large intrenchment, called Castell Goedtrêv but nothing is known either of its origin or history : it gives name to the farm on which it is situated. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £39.14."
[From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]


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Church History

St Cybi - photograph on Dyfed FHS

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

  • Llangybi Parish Church                        Morgan Williams, Incumbent
  • see Chapels database

Parish entry for Bettws Bledrws and Llangybi from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

  • St Bledrws
  • &
  • St Cybi (Llangyb)
  • Incumbent and Curates; D A Thomas
  • Rural Deanery of Lampeter
  • Acreage 1,580 & 2,502 ; Population 202 & 227

Church Records

See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

Parish Register;
Baptisms 1813-1993. Marriages 1813-1970 NLW. Burials 1813-1992  NLW with copies of some dates at Cer.RO
Entries of CMB 1748-1812 included in PR of Llanfair Clydogau.
Bishops Transcripts;
1678, 1683-4, 1799-1806, 1808-16, 1818-40, 1859-80, 1882 NLW

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1838, 1860-1875

Nonconformist Chapels;  see Chapels database

Description and Travel

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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;

  • Area 1809 acres; Population 118 males, 150 females, total 268

Places, villages, farms etc within Llangybi   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)

  • Llangybi (72); Afon Dulas; Bwlch-wernen; Cilgwyn; Derry Ormond Sta.; Goetre; GWR Aberystwyth & Carmarthen section; Llangybi (village);  Llangybi Common; Long Wood; Maes-y-forest; Nant-glas;  Pen-lan;

Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895

With the kind permission of the publisher, these extracts are taken  from "The History of Cardiganshire" by S R Meyrick, 1810, specifically the reprint of the 1907 imprint published by Stephen Collard in July 2000.

  • "[The parish] lies in the same lordship as Bettws Bleddwrs, the property of Captain Powell, of Nant Eos."
  • "The church is dedicated to Cybi, son of Selyf ab Geraint ab Erbin, a saint who founded a religious house at Holyhead about the close of the sixth century. The present incumbent is [1800] the Rev. David Williams."

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llangybi has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.




[Gareth Hicks: 13 Dec 2012]

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN612533 (Lat/Lon: 52.160440, -4.030613), Llangybi which are provided by: