Llannerch Aeron


"LLANYCHAËRON (LLAN - UWCH- AËRON), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of MOYTHEN, County of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 11 miles (N. W.) from Lampeter, containing 233 inhabitants. The name of this place, signifying " the church above the Aëron," is derived from its situation upon that river, which falls into Cardigan bay, a few miles west-north-westward, at Aberaëron. Its surface is richly wooded, forming an agreeable contrast to the rugged and barren hills of the surrounding district; and the scenery is finely diversified, combining a pleasing variety of fertility and luxuriance...."
[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

  • Llanerchaeron Parish Church "This Church of Llanerchaeron was re-erected in the year 1797 at the expense of the Lewis family and parishioners" Thomas Davies, Curate

      Parish entry for Llanerchaeron with Ciliau Aeron from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

      • St Non & St Michael (Ciliau Aeron)
      • Incumbent and Curates; J A Davies
      • Rural Deanery of Glyn Aeron
      • Acreage 1,242 & 1,945; Population 399

          St Non - photograph on Dyfed FHS


            Church Records

            See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

            Parish Register;
            Baptisms 1813-1992. Marriages 1754-1970 [Banns 1827-1939] . Burials 1813-1993 NLW/Cer.RO
            PR CB 1730-1812 [M 1730-54 ?] recorded in 1831 seemingly lost.
            Bishops Transcripts;
            1705, 1799-1802, 1804-5, 1807-9, 1811-78 NLW

            See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

            I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1878

            Nonconformist Chapels;

            • None listed anywhere for this parish BUT see Neuaddlwyd Welsh Ind chapel, shown under Henfynyw parish

            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 1606 acres; Population 117 males, 142 females, total 259

                  Aerial photograph of Llannerch Aeron, near Aberaeron - on the People's Collection Wales site

                  You can see pictures of Llannerch Aeron which are provided by:



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

                  Description of the parish of Llannerch Aeron from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.



                  Evans, Mary Lloyd. Llanerchaeron ; a tale of 10 generations 1634-1989. 1996. The estate, with a largely unmodified Nash building in the vale of Aeron, is one of the larger estates in Cardiganshire.

                  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 is on pages 259/60; The last 3 incumbents of the church were 1760 David Davies, --- Jenkin Jenkins, 1806 John Lloyd. Mentioned is Llanychaeron House, seat of Colonel Lewis


                  Land & Property

                  Held at the NLW ;

                  • Records of the Llanaeron estate,co Cardigan, and the Lewis family, 1571-1969.

                  Palmer, Caroline and Ros Laidlaw. William Ritson Coultart and the Llanerchaeron Billiard Room. (NLW's site) Ceredigion, Vol XIII/3 1999.
                  "Llanerchaeron mansion, now in the custodianship of the National Trust is chiefly known for its importance as a villa by the architect John Nash (designed around 1792).............................It was after the the marriage of Major John Lewis in 1841 to the young Mary Ashby Mettam that the billiard room at Llanerchaeron was built....."



                  Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

                  You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN479572 (Lat/Lon: 52.192105, -4.226432), Llannerch Aeron which are provided by:


                  Names, Geographical

                  Places, villages, farms etc within Llannerch Aeron 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)

                  • Llanerch Aeron (61A - part of parish in Troed-yr-aur hundred); Bronfre; Castell-cenddu; Neuadd-lwyd; Woollen Factory;
                  • Llanerch Aeron (61B- part of parish in Llan hundred); Afon Aeron; GWR Lampeter & Aberayron Light Railway; Llanayron; Llanerch Aeron; Pandy; Parc-neuadd; Pont-fa??;

                      Poor Houses, Poor Law

                      Overseers' Accounts 1791-1825 . At National Library of Wales

                      Public Records

                      Highway Account Books 1837-1850. At National Library of Wales

                      This page has been partly compiled from material previously published in their journal
                      by kind permission of Cardiganshire Family History Society