Ceredigion Historical Society

New Quay History

New Quay and its archaeology, antiquities and history, is a seaside town in Ceredigion, West Wales. Situated on the Cardigan Bay coastline, between Aberaeron and Cardigan. Follow the B4342 road to the small village of Llanarth and the A486 to Synod Inn.

What county is New Quay in? New Quay is a seaside town, community and electoral ward in Ceredigion, Wales.

What is the population of New Quay? The population of New Quay was 1,2000 in 2001, reducing to 1,082 in the 2011 census.

How far is Aberaeron from New Quay? The distance between Aberaeron and New Quay by road is 7.5 miles.

Table of Contents

1. History
2. Index
3. Illustrations
4. Education
5. Industry
6. Streets
7. Seafaring
8. Religion
9. Map
10. Gallery
11. Links

  • History of New Quay - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion
  • New Quay Beach - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion
  • New Quay Beaches - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion
  • New Quay Harbour Pier - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion
  • New Quay Historic Harbour - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion
  • New Quay Historic Landscape - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion
  • New Quay Pier - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion
  • New Quay South Beach - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion
  • New Quay West Wales - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion

History of New Quay
New Quay Beach - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion
Newquay Fishing Harbour

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

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2. Index

  • New Quay
    • bakers, x:308
    • baptists, iv:124
    • Bethel Chapel, x:311-12,321,322
    • blacksmiths, vi:100; x:313-14
    • blockmakers, x:311
    • brass band, vii:291
    • carpenters, x:312-13
    • census, 1851, x:301-27
    • church, vii:273; x:322
    • dressmakers, x:307-0S
    • education, x:302-03,324
    • emigration
      • see New Quay : ymfudo
    • fishermen, x:312
    • fishing, vii:273
    • foundry, vii:291
    • harbour, iv:328
    • Harbour Act, iv:119; vii:274
    • Harbour Company, vii:274
    • harbour dues, vii:293
    • herring fishing, vi:121,202
    • High Terrace, x:326
    • iforiaid, iii:28
    • independents, iv:121
    • ivorites
      • see iforiaid
    • labourers, x:317-19
    • map, ii:268
    • mariners, x:304-07
    • Mason Square, x:315
    • Mason’s Row, x:315
    • masons, x:315
    • merchants, x:320
    • nailers, x:311-12
    • patent slip, vii:297
    • Pengeulan, x:326
    • Pentre Siswrn, x:315
    • Picton Terrace, x:326
    • pier, vii:273-4,288,291; x:371
    • public houses, x:325
    • ropemaker, x:316
    • ropewalks, vii:291
    • sailmaking, vii:291
    • schools, vi:64,85,87
      • British school, x:324
      • curriculum, ii:155
      • grammar school, vii:296; viii:59
      • intermediate school (proposed), viii:53
      • Misses Barrett, x:322-3
      • Private School (Brongwyn Street), x:324
      • tutorial school, vii:296
    • shipbuilding, vii:273-306; viii:305,306; x:310-11,408
    • shoemakers, x:317
    • smithies, vii:290-1
    • smugglers, v:61
      • salt, vii:59
    • Tabernacle, x:321
    • tailors, x:315
    • tramway, vii:275
    • weavers, x:316
    • widows, x:306-10
    • woollen mill, vi:111
    • ymfudo, ii:167
  • New Quay Hotel, vii:290,291
  • New Quay Mutual Protection Club, iv:169
  • New Quay Mutual Ship Insurance Society, vii:293
  • New Quay Urban District Council, iv:280

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3. Illustrations

  • New Quay, 1870, facing vii:287 pl. 8
  • New Quay, Cottages of Pengeulan, c1880, facing x:325 pl. 20
  • New Quay, A thatched cottage, facing x:324 pl. 19
  • New Quay, Women carders and spinners, facing x:324 pl. 18

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4. Education

  • education, x:302-03,324
  • schools, vi:64,85,87
    • British school, x:324
    • curriculum, ii:155
    • grammar school, vii:296; viii:59
    • intermediate school (proposed), viii:53
    • Misses Barrett, x:322-3
    • Private School (Brongwyn Street), x:324
    • tutorial school, vii:296

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5. Industry

  • bakers, x:308
  • blacksmiths, vi:100; x:313-14
  • blockmakers, x:311
  • carpenters, x:312-13
  • dressmakers, x:307-0S
  • foundry, vii:291
  • labourers, x:317-19
  • merchants, x:320
  • nailers,x:311-12
  • patent slip, vii:297
  • shoemakers, x:317
  • smithies, vii:290-1
  • tailors, x:315
  • tramway, vii:275
  • weavers, x:316
  • woollen mill, vi:111

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6. Streets

  • High Terrace, x:326
  • Mason Square, x:315
  • Mason’s Row, x:315
  • Picton Terrace, x:326

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7. Seafaring

  • fishermen, x:312
  • fishing, vii:273
  • harbour, iv:328
  • Harbour Act, iv:119; vii:274
  • Harbour Company, vii:274
  • harbour dues, vii:293
  • herring fishing, vi:121,202
  • mariners, x:304-07
  • ropemaker, x:316
  • ropewalks, vii:291
  • sailmaking, vii:291
  • shipbuilding, vii:273-306; viii:305,306; x:310-11,408
  • smugglers, v:61
    • salt, vii:59
  • New Quay Mutual Ship Insurance Society, vii:293

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8. Religion

  • church, vii:273; x:322
  • baptists, iv:124
  • Bethel Chapel, x:311-12,321,322
  • independents, iv:121
  • Tabernacle, x:321

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9. Map

View Larger Map of New Quay

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

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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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