Ceredigion Historical Society
Aberarth Historic Mapping - OS Six Inch, 1888-1913, Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland

Aberarth History

Aberarth and its archaeology, antiquities and history. Is a coastal village in Ceredigion, formerly Cardiganshire, West Wales. Situated on the Cardigan Bay coastline, between Llanon and Aberaeron.

  • Aberarth is a small historic village situated on the A487
  • Pont Aberarth was built in 1849 after the former bridge was destroyed by flood in 1846
  • Bethel Methodist Chapel, Aberarth, Ceredigion, was built in 1790, rebuilt in 1805 and 1848, and alteredrenewed in 1900
  • Aberarth War Memorial, commissioned and unveiled in November 2015
  • Aberarth, Bethel Methodist Chapel, built in 1790, Ceredigion history
  • Aberarth river gardens just below Pont Aberarth
  • Aberarth is a small village situated a mile and a half north east of Aberaeron. In the 12th century the village was 'a busy seaport used by the Cistercian monks

History of Aberarth
Aberarth History Ceredigion coastal village
~ View of Aberarth ~
County: Ceredigion
Community: Aberarth
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
Map Reference SN46SE
Grid Reference SN4790063791
Medieval Parish
Cantref: Uwch Aeron
Commote: Anhuniog
Ecclesiastical Parish: 
Llanddewi Aberarth (Upper),
Acres: 4050.288
Llanddewi Aberarth (Lower),
Acres: 219.967
Parish Hundred: Ilar
Electoral Ward:
Llansantffraed
Listed Buildings: Aberarth
Scheduled Monuments: Aberarth

Since 1909 the Ceredigion Historical Society has published articles written about the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion, many of the articles are about Aberarth history.

The society has also produced three county volumes, under the name of the Cardiganshire County History series, these knowledgeable, learned, comprehensive and scholary publications record the history of prehistoric, early and modern Cardiganshire.

1. Local History

Running Franco’s Blockade: Captain John Jones, Aberarth and the S.S. Sarastone – RICHARD JONES – 79

Ceredigion Journal of the Ceredigion Historical Society Vol XIV, No 2 2002

Pen-y-Banc, Aberarth – By Peter Davies – 360

Ceredigion – Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, 1983 Vol IX No 4

A History of Llanddewi Aberarth Church – By David S. Downey – 82

Ceredigion – Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, 1984 Vol X No I

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2. Journal Index

  • Aber-arth
    • anghydffurfiaeth, iv:98
    • blacksmith, vi:100
    • carthenni, iv:214
    • corn mill, vi:197; ix:360
    • emigration
      • see Aber-arth: ymfudo
    • ffiniau iaith, ix:181
    • language boundaries
      • see Aber-arth: ffiniau iaith
    • nonconformity
      • see Aber-arth: anghydffurfiaeth
    • offloading cargo on the open beach at, vii:295
    • Pen y Bane cottages, viii:326-8
    • port for Strata Florida, i:30,37
    • school
      • British school
        • see Aber-arth : school: ysgol
          • Frutanaidd
    • ysgol Frutanaidd, iv:359
  • ymfudo,ii:67

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3. Illustrations and Old Pictures

  • Aber-arth. Two cottages in, viii:327 fig.7
  • A Way-side Memorial at Llanddewi-Aberarth
Things Seen in Cardiganshire - A Way-side Memorial at Llanddewi-Aberarth
Things Seen in Cardiganshire – A Way-side Memorial at Llanddewi-Aberarth

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4. Schools and Education

  • school
    • British school
      • see Aber-arth : school: ysgol
        • Frutanaidd
  • ysgol Frutanaidd, iv:359

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5. Industry and Trades

  • blacksmith, vi:100
  • corn mill, vi:197; ix:360
  • offloading cargo on the open beach at, vii:295

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6. Ships, Shipbuilding and Martime History

  • port for Strata Florida, i:30,37

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7. Churches, Chapels and Religion

  • nonconformity
    • see Aber-arth: anghydffurfiaeth

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8. Location Map

View Larger Map of Aberarth

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Some ideas to share your Stories below!

Have a memory and your not sure what to write? We have made it easy with some prompts and ideas, just think about this place and the importance its had in your life and ask yourself:

  • What are my personal memories of living here?
  • How has it developed and shops changed over the years?
  • Do you have a story about the beach, community, its people and history?
  • Tell us how it feels, seeing photographs and images of this place again?
  • Tell us your favourite memories about this place?

The aim of the Ceredigion Historical Society is to preserve, record and promote the study of the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion. That objective has remained the same since the foundation of the Society in 1909, though its name was changed from Ceredigion Antiquarian Society to the Ceredigion Historical Society in 2002.

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9. References

  1. Aberarth map (Header): Reproduced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC-SA) licence with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.
  2. View: Aberarth Historic Mapping

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See:
Index | Towns in Ceredigion | Villages in Ceredigion | Historic Sites in Ceredigion | Ceredigion Listed Buildings | Ceredigion Scheduled Monuments | Ceredigion Parks and Gardens | Research Organisations
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