"LLANVAIR ORLLWYN (LLAN-VAIR ORLLWYN), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 4 miles (E.) from Newcastle-Emlyn, containing 394 inhabitants. This parish derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Mary, and its distinguishing adjunct from its situation in a richly wooded district in the south-western part of the county : the road from Newcastle-Emlyn to Lampeter passes through it. It comprehends an extensive tract of arable and pasture land, which, with the exception of a very inconsiderable portion, is enclosed and in a state of good cultivation. The surrounding scenery is richly diversified, and, in some parts, pleasingly picturesque ; and the views from the higher grounds embrace some interesting features on the banks of the river Teivy, which flows near the parish. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St.David's, rated in the king's books at £ 4.13.4., endowed with £ 600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Bishop. The church is a neat edifice, appropriately fitted up for the performance of divine service, but not possessing any important architectural details. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor is £115. 6."
[From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]
Memorial Inscriptions produced by Dyfed FHS for Llanfairorllwyn: [Santes Fair, Gwernllwyn, Neuadd Penrhiw-llan.]
|Gwernllwyn Welsh Independent Chapel, Penrhiw-llan, Llanfairorllwyn|
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 from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site (under Llandyfriog)
- Digital copy of a black and white photograph showing an interior view of Gwernllwyn Independent Chapel, taken by Robert Scourfield, 1995.
- Digital copy of a black and white photograph showing an exterior view of Gwernllwyn Independent Chapel, taken by Robert Scourfield, 1995.
- Digital copy of a black and white photograph showing an exterior view of Gwernllwyn Sunday School, taken by Robert Scourfield, 1995.
Baptisms 1813-1991. Marriages 1813-1970. Burials 1813-1963 NLW/Cer.RO
PR CMB 1768-1812 recorded in 1831 as being bound up "in great confusion" seemingly lost. For a description of it see G Eyre Evans Cardiganshire and Its Antiquities, 139.
1676, 1679-87, 1700-1, 1703, 1799-1814, 1816, 1818-28, 1830-67, 1874-5, 1878-9 NLW
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1879
Gwernllwyn Welsh Ind chapel, Penrhiw-llan
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;
With the kind permission of the publisher, these extracts 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.
The transcription of the section for Llanfairorllwyn from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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Remembrance leaflet Memorial in Llanfair Orllwyn church. Extracts from Carmarthen Journal 26/01/1917 - on the People's Collection Wales site
Places, villages, farms etc within Llanfairorllwyn 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)
Here is an extract from The Reports of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the state of Education in Wales. 1847