Tresaith history archaeology and antiquities. Is a village in Ceredigion, West Wales. Situated approximately eight miles north east of Cardigan, sitting on the Cardigan Bay coast, between Aberporth and Penbryn. Regular sightings of grey seals and dolphins can be seen from the coastline, the wildlife and flora make for enjoyable views and walks along the heritage coastline part of the Wales Coastal Path.
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Since 1909 the Ceredigion Historical Society has published articles written about the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion, many of these articles printed within the Ceredigion Journal, are about the history of Tresaith.
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.
Tresaith is a small village in the community of Penbryn. Prior to the village becoming a popular seaside holiday destination, Tresaith in the mid 19th century consisted of two dwellings, the Ship Inn and a thatched cottage. The landlords of the Ship Inn (the Parry family) were also shipowners and their first vessel, the NEW HOPE, was built in 1827 on the beach at Tresaith. The River Saith emerges over the cliff tops on the northern end of the beach. According to local legend, an ancient Irish King set his seven troublesome daughters adrift in a boat. Who landed on the Ceredigion coastline, they met and fell in love with seven local farmers. The Welsh word for seven is ‘Saith’ hence Tresaith – the Place of Severn.
The community of Penbryn, includes the villages of Tresaith, Brynhoffnant, Glynarthen and Tan-y-groes. Within the community lies a number of historical landscapes and features.
3. External links
- Coflein, discover the archaeology, historic buildings, monuments and history of Tresaith, Ceredigion
- Historic Place Names, learn about the field names and house names in the community of Tresaith
- A Pint of History, read about the history of Ceredigion pub’s, inn’s and local taverns of Tresaith
- People’s Collection Wales, share your stories, memories and photographs of Tresaith
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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.
LOCAL TRADITIONS, Etc.
“TRAETH SAITH (CARDIGANSHIRE).
Tradition says that Traeth Saith—the Seven’s Shore—had its name from the seven daughters of a king who were wrecked there, having been put by order of their father into a vessel without sails or oars. A poem commemorates this tradition.
Probably the place is named from a brook.”
From ‘Folk-Lore of West and Mid-Wales’ by J. Ceredig Davies (1911).