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"LLANYCHAĖRON  (LLAN - UWCH- AĖRON), 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 Aėron," is derived from its situation upon that river, which falls into Cardigan bay, a few miles west-north-westward, at Aberaėron. 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]

Church History

St Non - 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

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

Church Records

See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

Parish Register;
Baptisms 1813-1992. Marriages 1754-1970 [Banns 1827-1939] . Burials 1813-1993  NLW/Cer.RO
PR CB 1730-1812 [M 1730-54 ?] recorded in 1831 seemingly lost.
Bishops Transcripts;
1705, 1799-1802, 1804-5, 1807-9, 1811-78 NLW

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1878

Nonconformist Chapels;


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

Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895

Aerial photograph of Llannerch Aeron, near Aberaeron - on the People's Collection Wales site


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

Land and Property

Held at the NLW ;


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....."


Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Overseers' Accounts 1791-1825 . At National Library of Wales

Public Records

Highway Account Books 1837-1850. At National Library of Wales


This page has been partly compiled from material previously published in their journal
by kind permission of Cardiganshire Family History Society

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