CEREDIGION HISTORICAL SOCIETY
History of Talybont pubs in the county old county of Cardiganshire

Talybont History

Talybont and its archaeology, antiquities and history. Is a historic village in Ceredigion, formerly Cardiganshire, West Wales. Situated between Bow Street and Taliesin.

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1. History
2. Map
3. Links

  • History of the Black Lion Hotel, Talybont, in the county old county of Cardiganshire
  • Talybont history - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion
  • Talybont archaeology - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion
  • History of the White Lion, Talybont, in the county old county of Cardiganshire
  • Talybont antiquity - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Cardiganshire
  • Image of Talybont antiqities - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion
  • History of Talybont pubs in the county old county of Cardiganshire
  • Aerial view of historic Talybont - Discover the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion

Talybont, Ceredigion, West Wales – a small historic village in the former county of Cardiganshire

Talybont History Pictures
Site plan of Caer Lletty Llwyd
Site plan of Caer Lletty Llwyd

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

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.

1. Talybont Local History

Waun Wyddyl upland area, located south, east of Talybont.

The history of this small upland area has not been researched. On the tithe map (Llanfihangel Geneu’r glyn, 1847) it is shown unenclosed, and was probably considered Crown land, a situation that is likely to have prevailed for several centuries prior to 1847. In the second half of the 19th century the area was divided into very large fields. A wind farm has now been established here.

Description and essential historic landscape components

This area consists of a rounded hill, which achieves heights of over 340m. Generally the hillsides run down to 250m, but some of the steeper lower slopes descend to less than 150m.

Formerly it was divided into large fields by earth banks – there are no hedges present now, though gorse bushes grow on some banks – but these are now largely redundant and wire fences now provide stock-proof boundaries.

Improved grazing dominates, but rushy and peaty hollows are present as well as rough grazing and bracken on the steeper slopes. There are no inhabited settlements. A short-lived (opened 1897) railway/tramway traverses the lower northern slopes. A wind farm has recently been constructed on the crest of the hill.

The recorded archaeology is dominated by the remains of minor metal mines on the northern flanks and summit of the area. An impressive Iron Age fort, Pen Dinas, two possible Bronze Age round barrows and two possible Bronze Age standing stones provide time-depth to this landscape.

By Dyfed Archaeological Trust – Historic Landscape Characterisation of Talybont

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2. Map

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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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  • A Pint of History, read about the history of Ceredigion pub’s, inn’s and local taverns of Silian
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Index | Towns in Ceredigion | Villages in Ceredigion | Historic Sites in Ceredigion | Ceredigion Listed Buildings | Ceredigion Scheduled Monuments | Ceredigion Parks and Gardens | Research Organisations