Bangor Teifi


"BANGOR, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 5 1/2 miles (E) from Newcastle-Emlyn, containing 210 inhabitants. This parish is pleasantly situated on the river Teivy, the banks of which, in this part of its course, are richly ornamented with finely varied and beautifully picturesque scenery. The land, which is mostly enclosed and in a good state of cultivation, usually produces good crops of corn. Blaen Dyfryn, the property of John Lloyd Davies, Esq., to whom it passed by marriage with Miss Price, niece of the late proprietor, is pleasantly situated within this parish. The living is a discharged rectory, with that of Hênllan annexed, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St.David's, rated in the king's books at £5.6.8., endowed with £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Bishop of St. David's. The church, dedicated to St. David, is a small plain building, occupying a remarkable situation above a bold reach of the river. Near it is a circular mount, surrounded by a moat, called Castell Pistog, which is said to have been the site of a mansion anciently belonging to a family of that name, who were proprietors of the lordship. The average annual assessment for the support of the poor is £32.6." [From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]



Memorial Inscriptions have been produced by Dyfed FHS for Bangor Teifi: [Dewi Sant.]


Church History

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.

  • Bangor Parish Church "There are not near enough sittings in the Church for the Congregation" John Sennett, Rector

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

    • St David & St David (Henllan)
    • Incumbent and Curates; E J Davies
    • Rural Deanery of Sub Aeron
    • Acreage 1,460 & 395 ; Population 377

      St David, Bangor Teifi - photograph on Dyfed FHS


        Church Records

        See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

        Parish Register;
        Baptisms 1802-11, 1813-1991. Marriages 1804-1970 . Burials 1813-1991 NLW/Cer.RO
        From diocesan records it appears that c 1790 this parish had registers going back "about 60 years"
        Bishops Transcripts;
        1676, 1683-6, 1688-9, 1706, 1711, 1799-1811, 1813-80, 1882 NLW

        I.G.I; Baptisms 1813-75. Marriages 1814-38

        See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

        Nonconformist Chapels;

        • None

        Description & 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 are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;

        • Area 1392 acres; Population 93 males, 105 females, total 198

          With the kind permission of the publisher, these selected extracts below are taken from " The History of Cardiganshire" by S R Meyrick, 1810, specifically the reprint of the 1907 imprint published by Stephen Collard in July 2000.

          • "Anciently written Banchor, lies by the side of the River Teivi, and is in the manor of Dyfryn Teivy."
          • "The church is dedicated to St David, the last incumbents were the Rev. Henry Thomas and the Rev. David Davies. The church stands on a steep eminence close by the river, justly answering its name Ban Chor, or the Choir on the steep hill."
          • "The only house of consequence in the parish is Blaendyfryn..."
              You can see pictures of Bangor Teifi which are provided by:



              The transcription of the section for Bangor Teifi from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.



              Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

              You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN388408 (Lat/Lon: 52.042379, -4.351744), Bangor Teifi which are provided by:


              Names, Geographical

              Places, villages, farms etc within Bangor Teifi parish 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)

              • Bangor Teifi (87) Bangor; Bercoed-uchaf; Blaen-Dyffryn Hall; Bryn-Teifi; Castell Pistog; Gareg-wen; Gors; Penrallt-Fachnog; Pen-y-ffynnon; Tre-cagel; Ty-newydd


              Women and children gathering stones on Fron Gabedj farm, Bangor Teifi, Ceredigion, in the 1890s. This seasonal work was a springtime task undertaken so that the hayfields would be free of stones when the scything began.  - on the People's Collection Wales site