"LLANGOEDMORE (LLAN- GOEDMAWR), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 2 miles (E.) from Cardigan, containing 1014 inhabitants.The name of this place, signifying " the church of the great wood,", is derived from its situation in a district abounding with timber of ancient and luxuriant growth, and with groves of stately oaks and other trees, for the number and beauty of which the immediate vicinity is eminently distinguished. Soon after the death Henry I, a memorable battle was fought near Crûg Mawr, a conical hill in this parish, between the Welsh, commanded by Grufydd ab Rhys and the English, in which the latter sustained a signal defeat. The parish is pleasantly situated on the river Teivy, on the turnpike road from Cardigan to Newcastle-Emlyn , and ....." [From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]



Jones, Francis[Major]. Lloyd of Gilfachwen, Cilgwyn and Coedmore. Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VIII, No 1, 1976


Memorial Inscriptions have been produced by Dyfed FHS for Llangoedmor: [Blaenwenen]


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

  • Llangoedmore Parish Church "The congregation at Llangoedmore Church was very small yesterday, in consequence of some of our communicants being sick, and others from home" (Present morn. 55 + 37 Scholars. Average morn.110 + 70 Scholars) Thomas Evans, Curate

Colour transparency showing an exterior view of St Cynllo's Church, Llangoedmor, produced by Iain Wright, June 2004. - on the People's Collection Wales site


Church Records

See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

Parish Register;
Baptisms 1764-1980. Marriages 1754-1985 [Banns 1754-1804, 1823-44, 1856-1996]. Burials 1764-1938 NLW with copies of some dates at Cer.RO
PR CMB 1725-63 recorded in 1831 seemingly lost. Diocesan records suggest that c 1790 this parish had registers going back to 1684.
Bishops Transcripts;
1674-5, 1678, 1680-1, 1683-6, 1689, 1705, 1710, 1799-1861, 1863-80 NLW

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1875

Nonconformist Chapels;

Blaen-wenen Baptist chapel, Pant-gwyn

  • Blaen-wenen Baptist chapel, Pant-gwyn SN24274666 Preaching here for number of years before chapel and schoolroom built 1838, renovated 1938. Schoolroom built 1828. Members; 60 in 1851 Still open 1998 (The Chapels Recording Project in Wales (RCAHMW)& Rawlins - see Notes on Church/Chapel Records page )
  • Blaenwenen Baptist Erected in 1838 David Griffith, Deacon, Blaenwaenwen, Farmer (1851 census - see above)
  • Photograph on Dyfed FHS

Penyparc Welsh Baptist church, Penyparc

  • Penyparc Welsh Baptist church, Penyparc SN21204789 Chapel and schoolroom. Started by 1750, chapel built 1769, enlarged 1809, rebuilt 1838 & 1856. Ministry of William Richards 1800-37 Members; 200 in 1840 Records; see Cilfowyr, Manordeifi pre 1799 Still open 1998 (The Chapels Recording Project in Wales (RCAHMW)& Rawlins - see Notes on Church/Chapel Records page )
  • Penypark Particular Baptist Erected in 1769, rebuilt in 1838 Thomas Davies, Deacon, Cwmarch (1851 census - see above)
  • Photograph on Dyfed FHS

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 or chapelry are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;

  • Area 4946 acres; Population 425 males, 565 females, total 990

      Llangoedmor - on Wikipedia

      Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

      You can see pictures of Llangoedmor which are provided by:



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

      Description of the parish of Llangoedmor from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis



      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 spans pages 176-182. Apart from a general history has data on the Church (incumbent in 1810 was the Rev. Thomas Lloyd), Llangoedmore Place, Coedmawr and Cilbronnau.


      Land & Property

      Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

      • Cilbronnau estate, deeds 1553-1731 "The Cilbronnau estate [in the parishes of Llangoedmor and Ciliau Aeron] was owned by the Meredyth and Griffith families during the period covered by this archive. "
      • Plas Llangoedmor Deeds and Documents 1631, 1705-1898 "In 1801 the Rev. Benjamin Millingchamp (d. 1829), a native of Cardigan, bought Plas Llangoedmor from David Lloyd, whose family had owned the place since at least 1550.................."

      Held at the NLW ;

      • Plas Llangoedmore. Estate records relating to Vaughan of Trawsgoed[Crosswood], and Millingchamp and Vaughan of Plas Llangoedmor, and to properties mainly in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire, 1630-1898.
      • Estate records, 1576-1936, relating to the family of Philipps of Cwmgwili, Carmarthen and the family of Jenkins of Cilbronnau, Llangoedmor.
      • Deeds donated by Grismond Philipps relating to Cilbronnau and other property in the parishes of Llangoedmor and Ciliau Aeron, Cardiganshire, 1553-1731.

      A group of servants, taken at Plas Llangoedmor, Cardiganshire c.1858. This photograph was taken when the estate was owned by Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Vaughan.  - on the People's Collection Wales site

      Lloyd, Thomas. Old Llangoedmor (NLW's site) Ceredigion; Vol. IX, No. 4 (1983).
      "Writing of his own home in The South Wales Squires (1926), H M Vaughan tells us as follows; 'The house itself as it stands today, has a good facade built in the reign of William IV; whilst the protion behind dates chiefly from the middle of the eighteenth century.............There was formerly standing a much older wing of the house, low and gabled....which appears in old views of Llangoedmor. This was demolished by my grandfather some ninety years ago when he added the present western front.....' "



       Map of the parish of Llangoedmore in the County of Cardigan - on the People's Collection Wales site

      Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

      You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN220461 (Lat/Lon: 52.084931, -4.599839), Llangoedmor which are provided by:


      Names, Geographical

      Places, villages, farms etc within Llangoedmoras 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 Lynne Kleingertner)

      • Llangoedmor (102); Afon Teifi, Alma Grange, Blaen-pistyll, Blaen wenen, Bont-y-warren, Brongwyn, Canllefaes,Cawrence, Cilbronau, Coed Newydd, Crug-mawr, Crynga-mawr, Cwm-march, Cwrt, Dyffryn, Glan-helyg, Glan Olmarch, Glanarberth, Ken.. ?(near Glanarberth), Llangoedmor, Llechryd, Llwyn-grawys, Mill, Neuadd-wilym, Pant-gwyn, Parktinker, Pen-llain, Pen-yr-allt-uchaf, Tafarn y bugail, Tre-Forgan fawr, Tre-windsor, Ty-newydd, Wern-ynad