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 4105 acres; Population 239 males, 266 females, total 505
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.
- "Leland says 'The Chapel of Blaine Pennial longith to Llandewibrevi, but it is in Cairdiganshire over Tyne a 3 or 4 myles from Tyne Ripe '."
- "This still under the control of Llandewi Brevi but whatever it once might have been, it is now a disgrace to the mother church. It is a small tiled building, with only one window and one door, and as there is a thatched hovel adjoining it [which is the habitation of the clerk] it more resembles a barn than a place of religious worship.It is about two miles and a half north of Llangeitho."
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