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"VERWIC (Y-VERWIG), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 2 1/4miles (N.) from Cardigan, containing 439 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the coast of St. George's channel, is celebrated in the Welsh annals for the memorable and sanguinary resistance opposed by the natives to a body of invading Flemings, who had effected a landing on a part of the beach, called Traeth y Mount ; and in the desperate battle which ensued these invaders were defeated with dreadful carnage, and their dead bodies were strewn in heaps on the sands...."
[From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]


Church History

VERWICK, St. Pedrog   1853-1855 - on the Church plans online site

St Pedrog - 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 Mount and Verwick from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).


Bateman, David. The church of the Holy Cross, Mount, and the church of Saint Pedrog, Verwig (NLW's site) Ceredigion, Vol II

Bowen, E G. The Churches of Mount and Verwig (NLW's site) Ceredigion, Vol  II

Church Records

See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

Parish Register;
Baptisms 1813-1992. Marriages 1769-1970. Burials 1813-1955   NLW/Cer.RO
Diocesan records suggest that c 1790 this parish had registers going back 30 years.
Bishops Transcripts;
1674-5, 1679-84, 1686-7, 1699-1700, 1799, 1801, 1803-7, 1810-55, 1865-6 NLW

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

I.G.I; Baptisms 1814-55. Marriages 1814-36

Nonconformist Chapels;

Blaencefn CM chapel, Blaencefn, Login

Siloam Baptist chapel


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

Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895

Aerial photograph of the Cliff Hotel, Gwbert, Verwick, 2000 - on the People's Collection Wales site


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  205/7; the last 2 incumbents of the church were the Rev David Davies and the Rev Mr James. Mentions a farm called Nant y Flynion, also residences of Tregiby, Towyn, Crugbychan and Heolycwm.


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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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