"LLANYCHAËRON (LLAN - UWCH- AËRON), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of MOYTHEN, County of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 11 miles (N. W.) from Lampeter, containing 233 inhabitants. The name of this place, signifying " the church above the Aëron," is derived from its situation upon that river, which falls into Cardigan bay, a few miles west-north-westward, at Aberaëron. Its surface is richly wooded, forming an agreeable contrast to the rugged and barren hills of the surrounding district; and the scenery is finely diversified, combining a pleasing variety of fertility and luxuriance...."
[From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]
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
Llanerchaeron Parish Church "This Church of Llanerchaeron was re-erected in the year 1797 at the expense of the Lewis family and parishioners" Thomas Davies, Curate
Parish entry for Llanerchaeron with Ciliau Aeron from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
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 1606 acres; Population 117 males, 142 females, total 259
Evans, Mary Lloyd. Llanerchaeron ; a tale of 10 generations 1634-1989. 1996. The estate, with a largely unmodified Nash building in the vale of Aeron, is one of the larger estates in Cardiganshire.
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 259/60; The last 3 incumbents of the church were 1760 David Davies, --- Jenkin Jenkins, 1806 John Lloyd. Mentioned is Llanychaeron House, seat of Colonel Lewis
Records of the Llanaeron estate,co Cardigan, and the Lewis family, 1571-1969.
Palmer, Caroline and Ros Laidlaw. William Ritson Coultart and the Llanerchaeron Billiard Room. (NLW's site) Ceredigion, Vol XIII/3 1999.
"Llanerchaeron mansion, now in the custodianship of the National Trust is chiefly known for its importance as a villa by the architect John Nash (designed around 1792).............................It was after the the marriage of Major John Lewis in 1841 to the young Mary Ashby Mettam that the billiard room at Llanerchaeron was built....."