Ceredigion Historical Society
Llanon Historic Mapping - OS Six Inch, 1888-1913, Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland

Llansantffraed History

Llansantffraed history and its archaeology and antiquities. Is a small village in Ceredigion, formerly Cardiganshire, West Wales. Situated on the Cardigan Bay coastline, between Llanrhystud and Aberarth. Towards the A487 you find the village of Llanon.

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History of Llansantffraed
Cardiganshire Fonts - Llansantffraed
Llansantffraid Church Font
County: Ceredigion
Community: Llansantffraed
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
Map Reference SN56NW
Grid Reference SN5124767492
Medieval Parish
Cantref: Uwch Aeron
Commote: Anhuniog
Ecclesiastical Parish: 
Llansantffraid, Acres 4888.814
Parish Hundred: Ilar
Electoral Ward:
Llansantffraed
Listed Buildings: Llansantffraed
Scheduled Monuments: Llansantffraed

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

1. Local History

Land Occupation, Ownership, and Utilisation in the Parish of Llansanffraidd – By Spencer Thomas – 124

Ceredigion – Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, 1957 Vol III No 2

Llansanffraid Church – MARK MCDERMOTT – 47

Ceredigion Journal of the Ceredigion Historical Society Vol XIV, No 3 2003

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2. Journal Index

  • Llansanffraid,iv:54
    • anghydffarfiaeth, iv:10, 0 105,107
    • bibliography, iv-.305
    • cattle , iii:142-4
    • census returns 1841 and 1851, iv:408-21
    • church, iv:119; x:127
    • crops, ili:137-41
    • economic characteristics, iii:124-49
    • emigration, ii:229; x:50
    • Enclosure Act,1812, viii:109
    • enclosure riots, v:269
    • enclosures, iv:312-13; viii:107
    • expenditure on the poor rate, 1813-20, viii:114
    • horses, iii:144-5
    • human geography, iii:149-53
    • livestock, iii:141-2
    • nonconformity
      • see Llansanffraid : anghydffarfiaeth
    • physical characteristics, ili:124
    • pigs, ili:147-8
    • poor law, vi:10,18,24,28
    • population figures,1811 – 31 , viii:114
    • poultry, iii:148-9
    • sheep, iii:145-7
    • wages, x:34
  • Llansanffraid, hamlet, iii:129-30
  • Llansanffraid United District School Board, ili:210,211,214

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3. Illustrations and Old Pictures

  • Llansantffraid, 1841 and 1851. Age structure in, iv:415 fig. 4
  • Llansanffraid in 1841 and 1851. Occupations in, iv:411 fig. 3

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4. Churches, Chapels and Religion

  • church, iv:119; x:127
  • nonconformity
    • see Llansanffraid : anghydffarfiaeth

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5. Farms, Livestock and Farming

  • cattle , iii:142-4
  • crops, ili:137-41
  • Enclosure Act, 1812, viii:109
  • enclosure riots, v:269
  • enclosures, iv:312-13; viii:107
  • horses, iii:144-5
  • livestock, iii:141-2
  • pigs, ili:147-8
  • poultry, iii:148-9
  • sheep, iii:145-7
  • wages, x:34

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6. Location Map

View Larger Map of Llansanffraid

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7. A Topographical Dictionary of Wales

Originally published by: Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (London, Fourth edition, 1849)

LLANSANTFRAID (LLAN-SANT-FFRAID), a parish, in the union of Aberaëron, Lower division of the hundred of Ilar, county of Cardigan, South Wales, 11 miles (S. by W.) from Aberystwith; containing 1222 inhabitants. The village, which stands on the road from Cardigan to Aberystwith, consists only of a few houses of mean appearance: the parish is noted for its abundant produce of barley. The living is a discharged vicarage, rated in the king’s books at £6. 13. 4., and endowed with £400 parliamentary grant; present net income, £91; patron, the Bishop of St. David’s: impropriators, the Vicars Choral of St. David’s. The church, dedicated to St. Bridget, has been rebuilt, and is a commodious edifice, agreeably situated near the shore of Cardigan bay. There are places of worship for Calvinistic Methodists and Independents, and three Sunday schools, one of which is in connexion with the Established Church. Leland has recorded the existence here of a large building, but he was unable to determine whether or not it was the abbey of Llanfride, of which mention is made in the book “De Dotatione Ecclesiæ S. Davidis.” Giraldus also speaks of Llansanfride nunnery, but it is equally uncertain whether this was situated here.

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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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9. References

  1. Llansantffraed map (Header): Reproduced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC-SA) licence with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.
  2. View: Llansantffraed Historic Mapping

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  • Llansantffraed History Society, founded in 1996, meetings are held in the Llanon Reading Room on the first Monday of the month except for Bank Holiday’s.
  • Coflein, discover the archaeology, historic buildings and monuments of Llansantffraed
  • Historic Place Names, learn about the field names and house names in the community of Llansantffraed
  • A Pint of History, read about the history of Ceredigion pub’s, inn’s and local taverns of Llansantffraed
  • People’s Collection Wales, share your stories, memories and photographs of Llansantffraed
See:
Index | Towns in Ceredigion | Villages in Ceredigion | Historic Sites in Ceredigion | Ceredigion Listed Buildings | Ceredigion Scheduled Monuments | Ceredigion Parks and Gardens | Research Organisations