"LLÊCHRHYD (LLÊCHRYD), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 3 miles (S. E.) from Cardigan, containing 392 inhabitants. This place is by some historians supposed to have been the scene of a sanguinary engagement which took place between Rhys ab Tewdwr, sovereign of South Wales, and the three sons of Bleddyn ab Cynvyn who, in a previous insurrection, had compelled that sovereign to seek refuge in Ireland. Rhys returning thence, in 1087, with a powerful army to recover possession of his dominions, landed on the neighbouring coast, and was met at a place called Llêchryd by the sons of Bleddyn, who resolved to give him battle..........." [From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]


Business & Commerce Records

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

  • Coedmore Estate records "Include; .......... Llechryd Forge tin works which was established by the Lloyds of Coedmor......................"


Monumental inscriptions for Holy Cross Church, Llechryd are available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS.


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

  • Llechryd Parish Church Theophilus Davies, Churchwarden

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

      • St Tydfil
      • Incumbent and Curates; J Lloyd
      • Rural Deanery of Sub Aeron
      • Acreage 748 ; Population 267

          Holy Cross - photograph on Dyfed FHS

          Various items  - on the People's Collection Wales site

          • Llwyn Adda: Llechryd Methodist Chapel  
          • A Sunday School class at Llwyn Adda Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Llechryd
          • Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Llechryd (Cer)

          St Tydfil - photograph on Dyfed FHS

          See Chapels database

          Cofiant a phregethau y diweddar Barch. John Richards, Llechryd. Woodstock: 1887


          Church Records

          See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

          Parish Register;
          Baptisms 1813-1996. Marriages 1805-1970 [Banns 1824-1996 with gaps]. Burials 1813-1969 NLW/Cer.RO
          PR CB 1787-1812 M 1787-1804 recorded in 1831 seemingly lost in the floods of 1861[G Eyre Evans Cardiganshire and Its Antiquities, 251.
          ts index PR M 1837-1970 NLW/Cer.RO
          Bishops Transcripts;
          1799-1855, 1862-3, 1876-7 NLW

          See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

          I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1863

          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 943 acres; Population 204 males, 269 females, total 473

                Various landscapes   - on the People's Collection Wales site

                Llechryd - on Wikipedia

                Lloyd, D. W. Old Llechryd . Cardigan : 1971.

                You can see pictures of Llechryd which are provided by:



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

                Description of the parish of Llechryd 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 brief section relating to this parish is on page 182.
                The incumbent of the church in 1810 was the Rev Mr Sampson Owen. "In this parish is the oldest dissenting meeting-house in the county, said to have been built by Major Wade, one of Oliver Cromwell's troopers."

                Various items  - on the People's Collection Wales site

                • Llechryd, Cardiganshire 1909  
                • Llechryd bridge and the village c1921
                • A coracle by Llechryd Bridge
                • Looking accross the River Teifi at Llechryd c.1910 by Tom Mathias
                • The Newcastle Emlyn to Cardigan stagecoach outside the Tivy-side Inn, Llechryd, in 1906.
                • Teifryn Thomas, the son of Llechryd's postmaster, proudly showing off his new tricycle.


                 A map of the hamlet or chapelry of Llechryd 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 SN208437 (Lat/Lon: 52.063018, -4.615888), Llechryd which are provided by:


                Military History

                Memorial Service In Llechryd School, December 26th 1946   - on the People's Collection Wales site


                Names, Geographical

                Places, villages, farms etc within Llechryd parish 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 Howard Thomas)

                • Llechryd (103); Castle Malgwyn, Coedmore, Glan Olmarch, Hafod-wen, Llechryd, Llechryd-isaf, Pen-lan


                    Various items   - on the People's Collection Wales site

                    • James Evans using a side-rake at Castle Malgwyn Home Farm, Llechryd. 
                    • William Griffiths of Llechryd finishing off the frame of a Teifi coracle 1916 


                    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

                    • Llechryd School [group] various dates e.g 1930 
                    • Llechryd School having a tea party at Glanhelyg 1906

                    Social Life & Customs

                    Various items  - on the People's Collection Wales site

                    • Llechryd Carnival, various
                    • Ladies from Harries Terrace, Llechryd mixing culm for fuel
                    • A tea party at Glanhelyg, a Victorian House estate in Llechryd owned by Admiral Hope at the time. Possibly to celebrate the end of the First World War.