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Extracts from "A Topographical Dictionary of Wales" by Samuel Lewis 1833

Tregaron townships

"ARGOED, a joint township with YSTRAD, in the parish of TRÊGARON, upper division of the hundred of PENARTH, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, containing , with the market town of Trêgaron, 655 inhabitants. The name signifies a sheletered position among woods, which, with Ystrad, a dale, is descriptive of the situation of these two townships in the vale of the Teivy. The market town of Trêgaron occupies the banks of the Berwyn, near its junction with the river teivy, in this township."

"BERWYN, a joint township with Croes, in the parish of TRÊGARON, upper division of the hundred of PENARTH, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 3 1/2 miles (E. by S.) from Trêgaron. The population is returned with Croes. In this wild and mountainous district is the small lake Llyn Berwyn, from which issues a stream, called the Berwyn, which, after joining the Croes, falls into the Teivy, a little below the town of Trêgaron."

"BLAENAËRON[BLAEN-AËRON], a township in the parish of TRÊGARON, , lower division of the hundred of PENARTH, county of CARDIGAN,SOUTH WALES, 2 miles [N.W.] from Trêgaron, containing 304 inhabitants."

"BLAENCARON[BLAEN-CARON], a township in the parish of TRÊGARON,, upper division of the hundred of PENARTH, county of CARDIGAN,SOUTH WALES, 4 miles [E.N.E.] from Trêgaron, containing 94 inhabitants.The name of this township is expressive of its situation at the head of the river Caron."

"CROES, a joint township with Berwyn, in the parish of TRÊGARON,, upper division of the hundred of PENARTH, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 4 miles (E. N.E.) from Trêgaron, containing, with Berwyn, 210 inhabitants. This township, the upper part of which is wild, rugged , and mountainous, takes its name from the river Croes, which flows through it, and, after being joined by the river Berwyn, unites with the Teivy a shoret distance below the town of Trêgaron. "

"TRÊ-CEVEL (TRÊV-GEVAIL), a township in the parish of TRÊGARON, lower division of the hundred of PENARTH, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES,1/2 a mile (S.W.) from Trêgaron, containing 125 inhabitants, who are wholly employed in agriculture. It is situated on the road to Lampeter, which passes along the right bank of the Teivy, over which there is a bridge at this place."

"TRÊVLYN, a township in the parish of TRÊGARON, upper division of the hundred of PENARTH, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 2 miles (N. by E.) from Trêgaron, containing 162 inhabitants. It is situated near the Teivy, on the left bank of which, between this place and Trêgaron there is a bog of excellent peat, and higher up is a beautiful lake, about three-quarters of a mile in circuit, called Llyn y Maes, or " the lake of the field," from which the township takes its name, and which tradition states to cover the original site of the town of Trêgaron. An old Roman road from Loventium to the northern parts of the county passed through this township; and the remains, consisting of a bank of raised earth, are still visible."

"YSTRAD, a joint township with Argoed, in the parish of TRÊGARON, upper division of the hundred of PENARTH, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES. The population is included in the return for Argoed."

 

Gareth Hicks 19 December 1999