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"LLANARTH (LLAN-ARTH),a parish in the hundred of MOYTHEN ,county of CARDIGAN,SOUTH WALES, 13 miles(N. W. by W.) from Lampeter, consisting of two divisions, North and South, and containing 2449 inhabitants. This parish, which is of considerable extent, is pleasantly situated on the turnpike road leading from Cardigan to Aberystwith, and is intersected by the river Llethy, which falls into Cardigan bay at Llanina. The Earl of Richmond, afterwards Henry VII., on the second night after his landing at Milford Haven encamped his forces at Wern Newydd, in this neighbourhood, where he was hospitably entertained by Einon ab Davydd Llwyd, on his route through this county to Bosworth Field." [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;


Monumental inscriptions for St David's Church, Llanarth and Penycae Independent Chapel, Llanarth  are available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS

Llanarth and Llanina parishes [ 9 churches and chapels], Mls ; searches within  their Research Service from   Cardiganshire Family History Society

Photographs of the headstones at St David's Church, Llanarth - Contributed by Russ Davies to the Find a Grave site

Church History

Holy Trinity church, Mydroilyn - photograph on Dyfed FHS

St David's church - photograph on Dyfed FHS LLANARTH, St. David 1870-1872  - 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 Llanarth with Llanina from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

Parish entry for Dihewyd with Mydroilyn from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

Held at NLW ;

Church Records

See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

Parish Register;
Baptisms 1688-1855. Marriages 1688-1969 [Banns 1824-57], Mydroilyn 1928-64. Burials 1688-1864 NLW/Cer.RO
Bishops Transcripts;
1674, 1679, 1681, 1683-5, 1688-9, 1799-1800, 1802-6, 1808-80, 1882, 1885-8, 1890-2 NLW

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1875

Nonconformist Chapels;  See Chapels database

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 Llanarth   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 Llanarth from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.

Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895

Llanarth - on Wikipedia

Lewis, William John. New Quay and Llanarth  Aberystwyth, 1987. Here is an index by Mary Jane Stephenson. Also an index on Ceredigion Library


Cardiganshire Families Project

A historical snippet involving this parish - provided by Kenneth Homewood (May 2008)
"A Sarah Bill, born c1822 in Llanarth married a William Deakin of Northampton, England and this couple migrated to Australia in 1849.
They had a son Alfred Deakin who became the second Prime Minister of Australia and served three terms of office in 1903, 1905 and 1909."

Passmore, Susan Campbell. A century of 'embezzlers' : the occurrence of the unusual surname Reculat in the parishes of Llanllwchaearn, Llanina and Llannarth (Cardiganshire) between 1670 and 1780 . Dyfed Family History Journal 3/3 (1989), p. 64-6

Evans, Denis S.  A long walk to work. Cardiganshire FHS journal, Vol 3/3 Oct 2002. Emigration from Cross Inn to Wallasey, Merseyside.

Evan Evans, Postmaster and his family, Cross Inn , Llanllwchaearn.  Dyfed Family History Society journal April 1994, Vol 4, number 9, pages 370-372
Further researches on the Post Office family, Cross Inn, Llannarth, Llandysiliogogo and Llanllwchaearn. Dyfed Family History Society journal April 1995, Vol 5, number 3, pages 114-116


Bevan, RE.             Extracts from two old diaries concerning Llanarth.       Trans. Cards. Antiq. Soc. IV, 1926   Welsh Journals Online

Bevan, RE.           Notes on Llanarth and neighbourhood. .            Trans. Cards. Antiq. Soc. IV, 1926   Welsh Journals Online

Davies, D. J. Hanes, hynafiaethau ac achyddiaeth Llanarth, Henfynyw, Llanllwchaiarn a Llandyssilio-gogo. Caerfyrddin, W. Spurrell (1930) [BM YA.1995.b.886].Many family trees, lists taken from parish records etc.,details of well known men, much text in Welsh but some English.

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 is on pages 234/36; a large parish divided into 6 hamlets, the church was a vicarage and the last 3 incumbents were 1752 Rev Brooks, Rev Howels, Rev Richards. Mentioned is Noyadd Llanarth seat of Colonel Brooks.

Passmore, Susan Campbell. A Churchwardens' Presentment 1709. Dyfed Family History Journal 5/5 (Dec 1995), p. 207/8.

Glyn Davies, Hetty. A Village called Llanarth. A prize winning Eisteddfod essay published by the author.

Land and Property

Held at NLW ;

Steve Thomas is currently involved in gathering information about old houses/homesteads in the Mydroilyn Ward (Llanarth Parish)and has already listed over 100 which no longer exist, along with their location and in most cases the people who lived in them. The details have been taken from census returns, local essays and chapel records. Steve is not sure if the project will ever be "finished", but would be pleased to help individuals researching the Ward.


View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries


Passmore, Susan. Manorial Records of Caerwedros, Cardiganshire. After Edward 1's  conquest of Wales the commot of Caerwedros  became a Crown manor comprising the present day parishes of Llangrannog, Llandysiliogogo, Llannarth, Llanina and Llanllwchaearn.Dyfed Family History Journal 5/6 (Apr 1996), p. 227-230

Names, Personal

Held at the NLW ;


Passmore, S.C. An 18th Century School at Llanarth, Journal of the Dyfed FHS, vol. 5, no. 8, (1996) pp.347-350.

Passmore, S.C. The Revd. John Pugh, Motygido, Llannarth, [1690-1763] and his school. (NLW's site) Ceredigion [new paper back format] : Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol XII, No 4, 1996

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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