Llangwyryfon History

Llangwyryfon history, archaeology and antiquities. Is a small village in Ceredigion, West Wales. Situated between Llanrhystud and Lledrod.

Llangwyryfon History Pictures
Site plan of Caer Argoed 1 mile East of Llangwyryfon
Site plan of Caer Argoed
1 mile East of Llangwyryfon

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 Llangwyryfon.

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.

Researching the history of Ceredigion? Institutions within Ceredigion include the Ceredigion Museum, Ceredigion Archives, The National Library of Wales and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales all of which can be found at Aberystwyth.

You can discover Ceredigion’s rich history through the use of archives, libraries and museums all of which are free to explore!

Some of the resources and items which can be found:

  • Ceredigion archives catalogue
  • Ceredigion antiques
  • Ceredigion boundary map
  • Ceredigion interactive map
  • Ceredigion tithe maps
  • Ceredigion newspapers online
  • Ceredigion images
  • Ceredigion old photos
  • Ceredigion placenames
  • Ceredigion monuments
  • Ceredigion old houses
  • Ceredigion cottages
  • Ceredigion churches
  • Ceredigion capels

Many of the heritage organisation above have Ceredigion events which are open to the public and share local history and Ceredigion news with the general public, through a series of lectures, talks, open days and field trips.

1. History

Scheduled Monuments in Llangwyryfon, Ceredigion.
Scheduled monuments (also known as scheduled ancient monuments, or SAMs) are sites of archaeological importance with specific legal protection against damage or development.

  • Caer Argoed
  • Enclosure on Banc Pwlldrainllwyn
  • Hafod Ithel Cairn Cemetery
  • Hafod Ithel Deserted Rural Settlement
  • Moated Site at Trefenter
  • Two Cairns on Mynydd Bach

Extract from ‘A Topographical Dictionary of Wales‘ by Samuel Lewis 1833

“LLANGWYRYVON, or LLANGRWYDDON, (LLAN Y GWYRYDDON), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of ILAR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES,  8 miles (S. by E.) from Aberystwith, containing 533 inhabitants. The name of this place signifies “the church of the Virgins”, and is derived from the dedication of its church to St. Ursula, and the eleven thousand virgins. The parish is situated on the southern bank of the Wyrai river, and comprises a considerable tract of enclosed and well-cultivated land, with a large portion of open and elevated common. The soil is generally fertile, and in some places argillaceous: turbaries are found in various places. Some of the higher grounds are abundantly productive of corn and hay. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St.David’s, endowed with £800 royal bounty, and £1200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Chichester family, as impropriators of the tithes. The church, situated on an eminence, is a small ancient edifice, consisting only of a nave and chancel, formerly divided by a curiously carved screen. In the churchyard is an ancient monumental stone, highly ornamented, and having the figure of a cross sculptured upon it, but without any inscription; it is now used as a gate-post. Owing to the elevated situation of the church, the cemetery commands a fine view of the river and the surrounding country. There are places of worship for Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists. A Sunday school, for the gratuitous instruction of poor children, is superintended by a few of the parishioners ; and a school-house, in which the children are to be educated on the National system, is about to be erected by subscription among the landed proprietors of the parish. Within the limits of the parish are the remains of an ancient intrenchment, of a curvilinear form; but nothing is known either of its origin or history. The average annual expenditure for a the support of the poor amounts to £88.13.”

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2. Map

View Larger Map of Llangwyryfon

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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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  • Coflein, discover the archaeology, historic buildings, monuments and history of Llangwyryfon, Ceredigion
  • Historic Place Names, learn about the field names and house names in the community of Llangwyryfon
  • A Pint of History, read about the history of Ceredigion pub’s, inn’s and local taverns of Llangwyryfon
  • People’s Collection Wales, share your stories, memories and photographs of Llangwyryfon
Index | Towns in Ceredigion | Villages in Ceredigion | Historic Sites in Ceredigion | Ceredigion Listed Buildings | Ceredigion Scheduled Monuments | Ceredigion Parks and Gardens | Ceredigion Conservation Areas | Research Organisations
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