"LLANWNNEN (LLAN-WNEN), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of MOYTHEN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 3 1/4miles (W. by S.) from Lampeter, containing 328 inhabitants. This parish is bounded on the south by the river Teivy, and is intersected by the Granell, which flows into the Vale of Teivy, to its confluence with the superior stream, and on the turnpike road from, Lampeter to Cardigan. The surrounding scenery is beautifully picturesque, and the views of the adjacent country comprehend many objects of interest and features of pleasing character......" [From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]



Llanwenog and Llanwnen parishes [ 10 churches and chapels],Mls ; searches within their Research Service from Cardiganshire Family History Society


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

  • Llanwennen Parish Church David Williams, Vicar
  • See Nonconformist chapels below

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

      • St Lucia & St Sulien (Silian)
      • Incumbent and Curates; J H Davies
      • Rural Deanery of Lampeter
      • Acreage 2,545 & 2,179 ; Population 445

          St Lucia - photograph on Dyfed FHS

           Church, Llanwnnen   - on the People's Collection Wales site


            Church Records

            See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

            Parish Register;
            Baptisms 1776-95, 1813-1993. Marriages 1765-1801, 1813-36, 1839-1970. Burials 1776-95, 1813-1993 NLW with copies of some dates at Cer.RO
            PR C 1799-1812 B 1796-1812 recorded in 1831 seemingly lost. CB 1776-95 included in the facsimile PR for Llanwenog covering CMB 1722-1812.
            Bishops Transcripts;
            1684-6, 1689, 1702, 1705, 1799-1803, 1807, 1811, 1813-36, 1840-7, 1849-80, 1882, 1885-8 NLW

            See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

            I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1875

            Nonconformist Chapels;

            Capel-y-groes Unitarian chapel, Llwynygroes


                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 2480 acres; Population 154 males, 175 females, total 329
                      You can see pictures of Llanwnnen which are provided by:



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

                      Description of the parish of Llanwnnen 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 is on pages 217/8; it is a vicarage (generally goes with Silian Church), last 3 incumbents were the Rev David Williams, the Rev Evans, the Rev Evan Williams. Mentions Lechwedd Dyrys estate, property of Captain Powell of Nanteos.



                      Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

                      You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN516488 (Lat/Lon: 52.117962, -4.169268), Llanwnnen which are provided by:


                      Names, Geographical

                      Places, villages, farms etc within Llanwnnen 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)

                      • Llanwnnen (77); Afon Granell; Blaen-waun-ganol; Castell-du; Esgair-inglis; Llanwnen (village); Llwyn-y-groes; Llystaen-uchaf; Lowtre; Parc-y-rhos; Talgrwn-mawr; Ty'n y ffordd


                          Workers having completed the hay harvest at Neuadd Fawr Mansion, Llanwnnen, Ceredigion, in the 1890s.   - on the People's Collection Wales site



                          Here is an extract from The Reports of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the state of Education in Wales. 1847

                          Various items  - on the People's Collection Wales site

                          • Llanwnnen School Girls c.1920  
                          • Pupils, Llanwnnen school 1885