"LLANGYBY (LLAN-GYBI) , a parish in the upper division of the hundred of MOYTHEN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 4 1/4 miles (N. N. E.) from Lampeter, on the road to Trêgaron, containing 275 inhabitants. The lands are in general enclosed and in a good state of cultivation, and the soil is tolerably fertile. This place formerly constituted a prebend in the collegiate church of Llandewy-Brevi, rated in the king's books at £1.6.8. The living is a perpetual curacy, consolidated with that of Llanvair Clydogau, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St. David's, endowed with £800 royal bounty, and in the alternate patronage of the Earl of Lisburne and Lord Carrington. The church, dedicated to St. Cybi, is a small edifice, consisting only of a nave and chancel. There are places of worship for Independents and Presbyterians : the latter is supposed to be the most ancient congregation of dissenters in the principality, having first assembled here about the year 1663. On a hill above the river Teivy is a large intrenchment, called Castell Goedtrêv but nothing is known either of its origin or history : it gives name to the farm on which it is situated. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £39.14." [From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]


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

  • Llangybi Parish Church Morgan Williams, Incumbent

Parish entry for Bettws Bledrws and Llangybi from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

  • St Bledrws & St Cybi (Llangyb)
  • Incumbent and Curates; D A Thomas
  • Rural Deanery of Lampeter
  • Acreage 1,580 & 2,502 ; Population 202 & 227

St Cybi - photograph on Dyfed FHS

See  Chapels database


Church Records

See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

Parish Register;
Baptisms 1813-1993. Marriages 1813-1970 NLW. Burials 1813-1992 NLW with copies of some dates at Cer.RO
Entries of CMB 1748-1812 included in PR of Llanfair Clydogau.
Bishops Transcripts;
1678, 1683-4, 1799-1806, 1808-16, 1818-40, 1859-80, 1882 NLW

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1838, 1860-1875

Nonconformist Chapels; see Chapels database


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 1809 acres; Population 118 males, 150 females, total 268

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 parish] lies in the same lordship as Bettws Bleddwrs, the property of Captain Powell, of Nant Eos."
  • "The church is dedicated to Cybi, son of Selyf ab Geraint ab Erbin, a saint who founded a religious house at Holyhead about the close of the sixth century. The present incumbent is [1800] the Rev. David Williams."

Various items  - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Various landscapes 
  • Black and white photograph of Llangybi Bridge produced by Arthur Chater in 1966
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The transcription of the section for Llangybi from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llangybi has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Map of the parish of Llangybi 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 SN605535 (Lat/Lon: 52.16187, -4.040951), Llangybi which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

Places, villages, farms etc within Llangybi 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)

  • Llangybi (72); Afon Dulas; Bwlch-wernen; Cilgwyn; Derry Ormond Sta.; Goetre; GWR Aberystwyth & Carmarthen section; Llangybi (village); Llangybi Common; Long Wood; Maes-y-forest; Nant-glas; Pen-lan;

Social Life & Customs

Llangybi Dramatic Society dressed in costume. 1912 - on the People's Collection Wales site