The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

In 1868, the parish of Ysbyty Ystwyth contained the following places:

"YSBYTY-YSTWYTH, a parish and village in the upper division of Ilar hundred, county Cardigan, 7 miles N.E. of Tregaron. The village is situated in the upper part of the vale of the Ystwyth, and had anciently a hospitium, as its name implies. The surface is hilly and frequently boggy near the streams. The population is increasing, owing to the development of the mining industry in the valley of the Ystwyth, where are situated the lead mines of Cwm Ystwyth, one of the earliest worked in Cardiganshire. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of St. David's, value with that of Yspytty-Ystrad Meiric annexed; £90. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Fairs are held on the Thursday in Whitsun week, the 2nd and 26th of August.


[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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