Ceredigion Historical Society
Lampeter History Ceredigion view of High Street

Lampeter History

Lampeter history, archaeology and antiquities. Is a town in Ceredigion, West Wales. The market town is situated between Ciliau Aeron and Cwmann.

Table of Contents

1. History
2. Index
3. Illustrations
4. Education
5. Industry
6. Administration
7. Buildings
8. Law
9. Religion
10. Map
11. Gallery
12. Links

History of Lampeter
Cardiganshire Fonts - Lampeter
Cardiganshire Font

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

Visit to Lampeter

Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Volume: 1

Dial from Lampeter Old Church

Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol 2, No 1

OLD CARDIGANSHIRE HOUSES, written and illustrated by D. Ernest Davies, m.a., Velindre, Lampeter

WELSH FIRESIDE INDUSTRIES EXHIBITION AT LAMPETER

Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol 1, Part 4

CARDIGANSHIRE FONTS, by Professor Tyrrell Green – 6. Lampeter

Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol 1, Part 3

Llanbedr Pont Steffan a rhan uchaf Dyffryn Teifi mewn hen luniau/Lampeter and the upper Teifi Valley in old photographs, 1990

Ceredigion – Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, 1991 Vol XI No 3

Yr Esgob Burgess a Choleg Llanbedr / Bishop Burgess and Lampeter College, D. T. W. Price 1987

Ceredigion – Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, 1986 Vol X No 3

Saint David’s College, Lampeter: Tradition and Innovation in the Design of its First Building – By John Thomas – 57

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

A history of Saint David’s University College Lampeter, volume one: to 1898, by D. T. W. Price 1977.

Ceredigion – Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, 1977 Vol VIII No 2

The Borough of Lampeter in the Early Fourteenth Century – By I. J. Sanders – 136

Ceredigion – Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, 1961 Vol IV No 2

St. David’s College, Lampeter, and the Presbyterian College Carmarthen – 194

Ceredigion – Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, 1951 Vol I No 2

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2. Index

  • Lampeter, iii:270; x:126
    • ale houses, ii:128
    • anghydffurfiaeth, iv:96,98,100,104-05,106,107
    • argraffu, viii:204
    • bibliography, iv:303
    • Black Lion, ii:128,133,135
    • blacksmiths, vi:99
    • blanket
      • see Lampeter : carthen
    • Borough Council, iv:280
    • borough elections 18c, v:402,4034, 05,4064, 07,409,412,414,415,417,418,419,420
    • borough elections1741,vi:128-9
    • borough elections1774, vii:50,54-5
    • borough in the early 14c, iv:136-41
    • boundaries, iv:137-8
    • bridge, viii:348
    • burgesses, iv:137-41
    • carthen, iv:217
    • castles, i:140; iii:51,57,67,68,69;vi:286
    • celddoriaeth, vi:303
    • charters, iv:136
    • college
      • see St David’s College, Lampeter
    • com mill, vi:97
    • Court Leet, ii:128
    • emigration
      • see Lampeter : ymfudo
    • fairs, iii:321; iv:136,140,219,329; v:129; ix:183
    • High Street,ii:128
    • house of correction, vi:15
    • Howell Harris, v:2
    • Independent church, vii:8
    • influence of J. Battersby-Harford, ii:137
    • jurors, iv:139
    • labourers’ diet,1837, x:42
    • maenor, iv:136,140
    • maerdref, iii:271-2; iv:136,137
    • map,ii:268
    • market, iii:321; iv:136
    • mills, iii:329,331,332
    • Ministers Accounts, iv:136-41
    • music
      • see Lampeter : celddoriaeth
    • nonconformity
      • see Lampeter : anghydffurfiaeth
    • poorhouses, vi:16
    • printing
      • see Lampeter : argraffu
    • Quarter Sessions, ii:128
    • Royal estates at, v:151
    • schools, iv:364,369; vi:52,54,56,57,58,62,69,82,83
      • day schools, ii:141,147
      • grammar school, i:45,48; vi:47,54,57,63,77; viii:51; ix:196,198,199
      • intermediate school, viii:53-4,57,59
      • Maestir, iii:225,226; iv:364
      • St. Peter’s National school, iii:224
      • school board, iii:210,211,213,223-30
    • tannery, vi:93
    • vestry, ii:128; vi:4,7,10,1,618,24
    • water mill, iv:138,140
    • Wesleyan Methodists, iv:126
    • workhouse, viii:254-5,264,274
    • ymfudo, ii:167
  • Lampeter-Aberaeron railway, vi:213
  • Lampeter Friendly Society Oub,x:45
  • Lampeter Union, viii:246-9,250,251,254,263,264,269,273,274

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3. Illustrations

  • Saint David’s College Lampeter. Cockerell’s scheme dated 20 Dec 1821, facing x:65 pl. 6
  • Saint David’s College Lampeter. Cockerell’s scheme dated 20 Dec 1821, as redrawn by Prof. Tyrrell Green, facing x:65 pl. 7
  • Saint David’s College Lampeter. Interior of quad, facing x:64 pl. 3
  • Saint David’sCollege Lampeter. Plans, x:60-1 fig.1

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4. Education

  • schools, iv:364,369; vi:52,54,56,57,58,62,69,82,83
    • day schools, ii:141,147
    • grammar school, i:45,48; vi:47,54,57,63,77; viii:51; ix:196,198,199
    • intermediate school, viii:53-4,57,59
    • Maestir, iii:225,226; iv:364
    • St. Peter’s National school, iii:224
    • school board, iii:210,211,213,223-30
  • college
    • see St David’s College, Lampeter

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5. Industry

  • blacksmiths, vi:99
  • blanket
  • com mill, vi:97
  • labourers’ diet,1837, x:42
  • market, iii:321; iv:136
  • mills, iii:329,331,332
  • printing
  • tannery, vi:93
  • water mill, iv:138,140
  • Lampeter-Aberaeron railway, vi:213

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6. Administration

  • Court Leet, ii:128
  • Quarter Sessions, ii:128

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7. Buildings

  • ale houses, ii:128
  • Black Lion, ii:128,133,135
  • bridge, viii:348
  • castles, i:140; iii:51,57,67,68,69;vi:286
  • High Street,ii:128

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8. Law

  • house of correction, vi:15
  • jurors, iv:139

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9. Religion

  • Independent church, vii:8
  • Ministers Accounts, iv:136-41
  • nonconformity
    • see Lampeter : anghydffurfiaeth
  • vestry, ii:128; vi:4,7,10,1,618,24
  • Wesleyan Methodists, iv:126

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10. Map

View Larger Map of Lampeter

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

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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

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