Society Publications

The Society’s main publication is its journal Ceredigion: Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Association, published annually since 1951. In 2002 it was renamed Ceredigion: Journal of Ceredigion Historical Society

The Ceredigion journal replaced the earlier Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society.

To find these articles (copy and paste the title), click through to Welsh Journals, where you will be able to use the search box to find and read individual articles by Ceredigion Historical Society.

The Society has published three-volumes by the name of Cardiganshire County History.

Ceredigion has a number of research organisations and societies, which offer useful insight into the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion.

Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society

The Transactions appeared in (approximately) fourteen volumes between 1909 and 1939. They generally included a selection of articles and papers on a range of topics of interest to members of the Society.

Ceredigion Journal

Members of the society receive Ceredigion free of charge each year. It is now the society’s policy not to store copies of journals which have been digitised, so only those since 2005 are available to purchase from the membership secretary.

Ceredigion includes articles (in both Welsh and English) on all aspects of the history of Ceredigion, as well as reviews of relevant publications. Recent editions have discussed topics as diverse as Rural life in wartime, Prehistoric Funeral Rites, Photographs of Victorian criminals and a look at the lives of various notable residents of the county. For a full list see the table of contents of recent editions.

The Society welcomes contributions of suitable articles for possible publication in Ceredigion.


Articles or reviews may be submitted to the editor by e-mail or on memory stick. Material should be double-spaced, with a clear left-hand margin, and should include consecutively numbered endnotes. Abbreviations used in previous recent numbers of this journal should be observed. Contributors are invited to provide a brief summary in English of articles in Welsh.

Please send any submissions to the Editor.

The contents of the past numbers of Ceredigion have also been digitised as part of the Welsh Journals Online project.

Cardiganshire County History

Vol 1. From the Earliest Times to the Coming of the Normans

Cardiganshire County History Vol 1 – From the Earliest Times to the Coming of the Normans
edited by Professor Ieuan Gwynedd Jones
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A comprehensive and scholary history of prehistoric and early Cardiganshire. This volume is illustrated with maps, line-drawings and photographic plates. It begins with the geography of the county, its flora and fauna, and traces the slow emergence of Man in prehistoric times. It reconstructs, from evidence much of which has only been recently discovered, the extent and nature of the Roman Occupation, and finaly the slow emergence of the kingdom of Ceredigion, the nature of its economic and social organization and political structures. The coming of Christianity, the settlements of the Saints and their priceless heritage, are also explored. The volume ends with the coming of the Normans.

Vol 2. Medieval and Early Modern Cardiganshire

Cardiganshire County History Vol 2 Medieval and Early Modern Cardiganshire
edited by Geraint H. Jenkins, Richard Suggett and Eryn M. White
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Vol 3. Cardiganshire in Modern Times

Cardiganshire County History Vol 3 - Cardiganshire in Modern Times
edited by Professor Ieuan Gwynedd Jones and
Professor Geraint H. Jenkins
View Contents of volume 3

This volume traces the profound changes which took place in the economic and social life of Cardiganshire during a period of nearly three hundred years. Particular attention is given to the post-1800 period, for it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that the social forces which had been operating over a much longer period of time came to transform the economic, intellectual, religious and educational life of the people. The volume has been designed to enable the reader to comprehend the course of such revolutionary changes and to understand how and why such a small, remote and poor county should have contributed so richly to the life of Wales.

Where to purchase
Copies of Vol 1, Vol 2 and Vol 3 are available from University of Wales Press and other good booksellers.

Cardiganshire County History:
Vol 1 – From the Earliest Times to the Coming of the Normans
Vol 2 – Medieval and Early Modern Cardiganshire
Vol 3 – Cardiganshire in Modern Times

Annual Society Publications:
Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society (1909-39)
Ceredigion – Journals of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society