|Llandyfriog History Pictures|
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 Llandyfriog.
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.
Extract from ‘A Topographical Dictionary of Wales‘ by Samuel Lewis 1833
“LLANDYVRIOG (LLAN-DYVRIOG), a parish in the hundred of TROEDYRAUR,county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 1 1/2 mile (E.) from Newcastle-Emlyn containing 854 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Tyvriog, an eminent British saint who lived towards the close of the sixth century, is pleasantly situated on the northern bank of the river Teivy, and on the turnpike road from Newcastle-Emlyn to Lampeter. The ancient borough of Atpar, which was formerly contributory with Aberystwith and Lampeter, in returning a representative to parliament for the county town of Cardigan, of which privilege it was deprived for misconduct in the election of a member in 1742, and invested with it again by the late act for amending the representation, is within its limits, and forms a suburb to the market town of Newcastle-Emlyn, constituting that portion of it which is in the county of Cardigan. The lands are enclosed and in a good state of cultivation, and the soil is generally fertile. The surrounding scenery is of a pleasing character, and in many parts is enriched with thriving plantations, and diversified with well-wooded eminences. Atpar Hill , the seat of John Beynon, Esq., is an elegant villa, beautifully situated on an eminence commanding a pleasing view of the town and the banks of the Teivy. This parish constitutes a prebend in the cathedral church of St. David’s, rated in the king’s books at £18, and annexed to the archdeaconry of Cardigan. The living is a discharged vicarage, with the rectory of Llanvair Trêlygon annexed, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St. David’s, rated in the king’s books at £8, endowed with £600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Bishop of St. David’s. The church, dedicated to St. Tyvriog, is an ancient edifice, not distinguished by any architectural features of importance. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £170.9.”
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- 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.
3. External links
- Coflein, discover the archaeology, historic buildings, monuments and history of Llandyfriog, Ceredigion
- Historic Place Names, learn about the field names and house names in the community of Llandyfriog
- A Pint of History, read about the history of Ceredigion pub’s, inn’s and local taverns of Llandyfriog
- People’s Collection Wales, share your stories, memories and photographs of Llandyfriog