Cardiganshire County History Vol 3 - Cardiganshire in Modern Times

Cardiganshire County History Vol 3 – Cardiganshire in Modern Times

Cardiganshire County History Vol 3 - Cardiganshire in Modern Times
Cardiganshire County History Vol 3 – Cardiganshire in Modern Times

Published by the CARDIGANSHIRE ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY in association with The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales by the University of Wales Press, 1998.

Publication date: November 1998.
ISBN: 9780708314890 (0708314899)
Format: Hardback, 285x225mm, 651 pages
Language: English

Cardiganshire County History – Cardiganshire in Modern Times – VOLUME 3

General Editor:
Ieuan Gwynedd Jones

Edited by:
Geraint H. Jenkins and Ieuan Gwynedd Jones

The third volume of the series appeared in 1998, dealing with the history of the country from the eighteenth century onwards. The twenty-six chapters may be read as individual contributions to historical scholarship, but together they trace the profound changes which took place in the social, economic, religious and political life of the county during this period.

This volume, for which the editors have brought together a team of eminent scholars, is richly illustrated with maps, line-drawings and photographic plates, and it also contains an index.

Consisting of twenty-six chapters, the volume traces the main developments in the social history of the county from the eighteenth century to the present day. The main features of the economic life of the county especially agriculture, lead mining, shipping and the tourist industry are discussed, and further chapters describe the structure of rural and urban society, the domestic and urban architecture of the county, the growth of local administration, and the course of parliamentary representation. Other chapters are devoted to the religious, educational and cultural history of the county, including music and popular culture, the Welsh language, and the cultural institutions for which the county is renowned. The chapters on the religious history of the county have, as an appendix, an invaluable inventory of Cardiganshire chapels and Sunday schools prepared by the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales in association with the National Library of Wales and the University of Wales Board of Celtic Studies.

The completed history will consist of three scholarly volumes designed to present the history of the ancient county from the beginning to the present day. Volume 2: “Medieval and Early Modern Cardiganshire”, edited by Professor J. Beverley Smith and Volume 1: “From the Earliest Times to the Coming of the Normans”, edited by J.L. Davies and D.P. Kirkby.


  • The Population of CardiganshireJ. W. Aitchison and Harold Carter
  • Agriculture and Land Occupation in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century CardiganshireR. J. Moore-Colyer
  • The Landed Gentry of CardiganshireR. J. Moore-Colyer
  • The Structure of Rural Society in North Cardiganshire, 1800-1850Anne Kelly Knowles
  • Land and Community around the Close of the Nineteenth CenturyDavid Jenkins
  • Cardiganshire Agriculture in the Twentieth Century: An Economic PerspectiveD. I. Bateman
  • Rural Industries in CardiganshireJ. Geraint Jenkins
  • Lead Mining in CardiganshireW. J. Lewis
  • Shipping and ShipbuildingDavid Jenkins
  • Commercial RelationsMoelwyn I. Williams
  • The Towns of Cardiganshire, 1800-1995C. Roy Lewis and Sandra E. Wheatley
  • The Domestic Architecture of the County:

1. The Rural Domestic Architecture: Ffermdy, Plas a BwthynPeter Smith
2. The Secular Urban Architecture in ContextPeter White

  • Tourism in Cardiganshire, 1774-1974R. F. Walker
  • Poor Law Administration in Cardiganshire, 1750-1948Alun Eirug Davies
  • Parliamentary Representation: From the Glorious Revolution to the French Revolution, 1688-1789P. D. G. Thomas
  • Parliamentary Representation: From the French Revolution to the Passing of the Reform Bill, 1790-1832Margaret M. Escott
  • Parliamentary Representation: From the First to the Third Reform Acts, 1832-1885Roland G. Thorne
  • Cardiganshire Politics, 1885-1974J. Graham Jones
  • The Cardiganshire County Council, 1889-1974J. Graham Jones
  • The Established Church and Dissent in Eighteenth-Century CardiganshireGeraint H. Jenkins
  • Church and Chapel in Cardiganshire, 1811-1914Ieuan Gwynedd Jones
  • Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Sunday Schools in CardiganshireDavid Percival
  • Education in Cardiganshire, 1700-1974W. Gareth Evans
  • The Welsh Language in Cardiganshire, 1891-1991J. W. Aitchison and Harold Carter
  • Music and Popular CultureRhidian Griffiths
  • Cultural Institutions in CardiganshireGwyn Jenkins

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