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Capel Bangor History – Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion

Capel Bangor History

Capel Bangor history, archaeology and antiquities. Is a small village in Ceredigion, West Wales. Situated between Llanbadarn Fawr and Goginan.

Table of Contents

1. History
2. Index
3. Education
4. Industry
5. Religion
6. Map
7. Links
Capel Bangor History – Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion
Capel Bangor History – Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion

Capel Bangor History Pictures
Site plan of Camp near Capel Bangor
Site plan of Camp near Capel Bangor

An encrusted Urn from Penllwyn. Reproduced by permission of the Society of Antiquaries
An encrusted Urn from Penllwyn.
Reproduced by permission of
the Society of Antiquaries

Since 1909 the Ceredigion Historical Society has published articles written about the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion, many of these articles printed within the Ceredigion Journal, are about the history of Capel Bangor.

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. History

Penllwyn Chapel urn burial

Account of the discovery, by Mr George Eyre Evans, from Fox, Antiquaries Journal Vol. VII, April 1927, 1-127.

‘About 3 ft. from the present surface of the ground a flat unhewn slab about 2ft. by 1ft. revealed itself, which proved to be the covering stone of a small cist. Upon raising it, the faint outline of the slightly damaged rim of a cinerary urn was visible in the soil and stones with which the cist was filled.’…’On removing the stones an all but perfect urn, mouth uppermost, was exposed, badly cracked but most of the pieces in situ, thus preserving the vessel for a few moments before it fell to pieces, and enabling a rough sketch of its form to be made. The urn was filled with incinerated bones, not completely fired. There was no enclosed incense pot’

The original location of the burial would have been at the foot of sharply rising ground to the north, sited on a prominent gravel terrace which falls away sharply to the south, overlooking the broad valley of the River Rheidol. Its precise location within the present chapel graveyard has yet to be established.

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2. Index

  • Capel Bangor
    • blacksmith, vi:99
    • church, iv:120
    • corn mill, vi:98
    • schools
      • National-school
        • see Capel Bangor : schools : Ysgol Genedlaethol
      • Penllwyn school, iv:5
      • Ysgol Genedlaethol, iv-.354

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3. Education

  • schools
    • National-school
      • see Capel Bangor : schools : Ysgol Genedlaethol
    • Penllwyn school, iv:5
    • Ysgol Genedlaethol, iv-.354

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4. Industry

  • blacksmith, vi:99
  • corn mill, vi:98

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5. Religion

  • church, iv:120

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6. Map

View Larger Map of Capel Bangor

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  • Coflein, discover the archaeology, historic buildings, monuments and history of Capel Bangor, Ceredigion
  • Historic Place Names, learn about the field names and house names in the community of Capel Bangor
  • A Pint of History, read about the history of Ceredigion pub’s, inn’s and local taverns of Capel Bangor
  • People’s Collection Wales, share your stories, memories and photographs of Capel Bangor

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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.

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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