Ceredigion Historical Society
Michael Freeman talks about the lost archarology at Llanrhystud

Lost Llanrhystud Archaeology

We’ve stopped here because there’s another bit of lost archeology. There was two cottages here, which are marked on the tithe map, so we actually know who lived in them. One was, Jenkin Jones in the one to the north and David James in the one to the south. And he also worked on the limekilns. So two small cottages and gardens and market on here.

Lost Llanrhystud archaeology a talk by Michael Freeman
Lost Llanrhystud archaeology a talk by Michael Freeman

And they’re just here because it’s at the end of this trackway, which led to them. And, what this was a trackway, I mean, it’s like a field boundry now. I think this is a public footpath, now, and you can start to see the structures on the beach, more, clearly now you’ve got long, straight rightangular piece there, um, which might be a quay of some sort, but we really do not know, further along. You can see the double line of steaks pointing towards each other, towards the top.

Lost Llanrhystud Pub

There is a picture of it, and there’s nothing left at all as far as we can see, and it’s well documented. It’s in the Aberaeron Court Sessions Records for getting licences back to 1836 and probably before that. And then we’ve got records, we know exactly who the licensee was right through to the 1960s.

Michael Freeman discusses the location of a lost Llanrhystud pub
Michael Freeman discusses the location of a lost Llanrhystud pub

It’s possible that the whole site had stopped being used by the 1970s but we’re not sure about that. So quite a nice little pub here for the lime workers but apparently people from the village came to it. And if you want to know the details, it’s on the Pint of History website which has got every single licenced public building in Ceredigion on it, which, the Ceredigion History Forum have been working on. Right we’re now going to see limekilns.

Michael Freeman show a picture of the lost pub in Llanrhystud
Michael Freeman show a picture of the lost pub in Llanrhystud