Ceredigion Historical Society
River Teifi at Cenarth Falls follow a narrow section of river valley

Cenarth History

Cenarth history archaeology and antiquities. Is a village in Ceredigion, West Wales. Situated between Llandygwydd and Cwm-Cou.

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1. History
2. Map
3. Links
  • The stone-built three-arch bridge at Cenarth dates to 1785-87 (on a 12th century site) is the oldest structure in the village.
  • After Cenarth Falls the Teifi River meanders down the vallet bottom
  • Capel Bach Cenarth, Methodist denomination, opened 1873
  • Cenarth High Street leading to the bridge over the Teifi
  • Cenarth Mill is first recorded in the 1180s, but the present rubble-stone building on the banks of the river dates to the late 18th century and most of its machinery dates to the 19th century.
  • Cenarth parish church, although an ancient foundation, dates to the later 19th century, and stands to the southeast of the bridge.
  • Old Smithy of Cenarth dates to the mid to late 19th century
  • Pentref Street Cenarth, once a row of seven cottages in this older part of the village
  • Salmon leap gift shop Cenarth, stone-built 19th century building
  • The older domestic buildings in Cenarth, date to the mid to late 19th century
  • The White Hart, Cenarth may date to the late 18th century
  • River Teifi at Cenarth Falls follow a narrow section of river valley

Cenarth History Pictures
Old Smithy of Cenarth dates to the mid to late 19th century

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 Cenarth.

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

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2. Map

View Larger Map of Cenarth

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

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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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