Miscellaneous (Cardiganshire)


The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"COTHY RIVER, a river which rises on the borders of counties Cardigan and Carmarthen; 5 miles N.E. of Llan-y-Crwys and, after running 25 miles S.W., discharges itself into the river Towy. It has good trout fishing."

"CWM-SYMLOG, a lead and silver mine in the county of Cardigan, which in the reign of James I. yielded 40 oz. of silver and 13 cwt. of lead to a ton of ore. It was by the successful working of this mine that Sir H. Myddelton accumulated the fortune which he expended in cutting the New River."

"DETHIA, (or Dothie, or Toothey), a river in the county of Cardigan. It passes through Esgob Forest under Cerrig Tywi to the river Tywi.

"GENEUR-GLYNN HUNDRED, one of the subdivisions of the county Cardigan, South Wales. It is situated in the northern part of the county, and comprises the borough of Aberystwith, and the parishes of Llancynfelin, Llanfihangel, and a part of Llandabarnfawr."

"LERI, a river of county Cardigan, falling into Cardigan Bay, above Aberystwith."

"LOWER AND UPPER ILAR, a hundred in two divisions, county Cardigan. The former contains the parishes of Cilcennin, Henfynyw, Llanbadarn-Tref-Eglwys, Llanddeinol, Llanddewi-Aberarth, Llanrhystyd, Llan-Saintffraid, Llan-yeh-aiarn, Llan-grwyddon, Trefilan, and part of Cilie-Aeron, with the town of Aberayron; the latter contains the parishes of Gwnnws, Llan-Afan, Llanfihangel-y-Croyddin, Llan-Ilar, Llanfihangel-Lledrod, Rhostie, Ysbyty Ystwyth, Yspytty-Ystrad-Meiric, and part of Llanbadarn-Fawr.

"MOEDDYN CASTLE, an ancient British camp in county Cardigan, near Pennarth."

"MOYDDYN, a hundred in the county of Cardigan. It contains the parishes of Bettws-Bledrws, Bettws-Leiki, Cellan, Llanarth, Llandisilio-Gogo, Llanfair-Clydogan, Llanfihangel-Ystrad, Llangranog, Llangyby, Llanina, Llanllwchaiarn, Llanwenog, Llanwnen, Silian, and parts of Dihewyd, Lampeter, Llandyssil, and Llanerch-Ayron."

"MYNACH, a river of the county of Cardigan. It rises under Plinlimmon, and flowing by the Rheidiol, near the Devil's Bridge, forms a series of cascades."

"PENARTH, a hundred in the county of Cardigan, contains the parishes of Tregaron, Llanbadarn-Odwyn, Llanddewi-brefi, Llangeitho, and Nantcwnlle."

"PLINLYMMON, a mountain ridge on the border of counties Cardigan and Montgomery, 8 miles S.E. of Machynlleth, and 9 N.W. of Llanidloes. It is a barren slaty ridge, 2,463 feet high, commanding a broken view over St. George's Channel, Cader Idris, and part of Herefordshire. Properly speaking, it consists of three summits, forming the centre of a large group of mountains spreading into subordinate chains. From near the summit spring the five rivers of the Rheidiol, the Llyffnant, a tributary of the Dyfi, the Wye, the Ystwith, and the Severn, which last has its source at "the Well." The best ascent is from Dyffryn Castell, on the Rhayader and Aberystwith road, but it should not be attempted without a guide, on account of the dangerous bogs that exist. Copper is obtained at Bryntaigh."

"PYSCOTTWR, a feeder of the river Dothi, rises on the borders of counties Cardigan and Carmarthen."

"RHEIDOL, a river of the county of Cardigan, rises under Plinlimmon, and after a course of about 20 miles unites itself with the Ystwith in an artificial channel, and both streams together fall into Cardigan Bay at Aberystwith."

"SUBAYRON, a deanery in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St. David's, comprising the hundreds of Moddyn and Troedyraur, county Cardigan."

"TOWY, (or Teivi), a river of counties Cardigan and Carmarthen, rises under Tregaron Hill, in Loch Teivi, and after receiving the tributary streams of the Vechan, Camdwr, Dethia, Bran, Sawddwy, Cinnen, Cothi, and Guili, falls into Carmarthen Bay.

"YSTWYTH, a river of county Cardigan, rises on the Montgomeryshire border under Plinlimmon, and falls into the sea at Aberystwyth."


[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018