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"LLANWNNEN (LLAN-WNEN), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of MOYTHEN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 3 1/4miles (W. by S.) from Lampeter, containing 328 inhabitants. This parish is bounded on the south by the river Teivy, and is intersected by the Granell, which flows into the Vale of Teivy, to its confluence with the superior stream, and on the turnpike road from, Lampeter to Cardigan. The surrounding scenery is beautifully picturesque, and the views of the adjacent country comprehend many objects of interest and features of pleasing character......"  [From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]


Llanwenog and Llanwnen parishes [ 10 churches and chapels],Mls ; searches within  their Research Service from   Cardiganshire Family History Society

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Church History

St Lucia - 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

  • Llanwennen Parish Church               David Williams, Vicar
  • See Nonconformist chapels below

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

  • St Lucia
  • &
  • St Sulien (Silian)
  • Incumbent and Curates; J H Davies
  • Rural Deanery of Lampeter
  • Acreage 2,545 & 2,179 ; Population 445

Church Records

See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

Parish Register;
Baptisms 1776-95, 1813-1993. Marriages 1765-1801, 1813-36, 1839-1970. Burials 1776-95, 1813-1993 NLW with copies of some dates at Cer.RO
PR C 1799-1812  B 1796-1812 recorded in 1831 seemingly lost. CB 1776-95 included in the facsimile PR  for Llanwenog covering CMB 1722-1812.
Bishops Transcripts;
1684-6, 1689, 1702, 1705, 1799-1803, 1807, 1811, 1813-36, 1840-7, 1849-80, 1882, 1885-8 NLW

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1875

Nonconformist Chapels;  

Capel-y-groes Unitarian chapel, Llwynygroes

  • Capel-y-groes Welsh Unitarian chapel, Llwynygroes        SN52684802            Chapel built 1802, rebuilt 1890      Members;  50 in 1802     Still open 1998       (From The Chapels Recording Project in Wales  & Rawlins - see Notes on Church/Chapel Records page)
  • Capel y Groes    Unitarian            Erected in 1802      Rees Davies, Minister              (1851 Religious Census, see above)
  • Williams, Thomas O.   Capel-y-groes.   Yr Ymofynnydd, 1953
  • Photograph on Dyfed FHS

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;

  • Area 2480 acres; Population 154 males, 175 females, total 329

Places, villages, farms etc within Llanwnnen   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)

  • Llanwnnen (77); Afon Granell; Blaen-waun-ganol; Castell-du; Esgair-inglis; Llanwnen (village); Llwyn-y-groes; Llystaen-uchaf;  Lowtre; Parc-y-rhos; Talgrwn-mawr; Ty'n y ffordd

Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895

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

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Historical Geography

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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 217/8; it is a vicarage (generally goes with Silian Church), last 3 incumbents were the Rev David Williams, the Rev Evans, the Rev Evan Williams. Mentions Lechwedd Dyrys estate, property of Captain Powell of Nanteos.


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