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    GUILDHALL & MARKETS; CARDIGAN FREE GRAMMAR SCHOOL

    by  • April 19, 2014 • Cardigan, Ceredigion, Modern, Period, Post-Medieval, Public Building, School, Site Type • 2 Comments

    History: A petition was completed on 23rd January 1647 from the burgesses of the town, calling for the provision of a free school for Cardigan. It stated that: “…There is no free school within forty miles, and the inhabitants are so poor that they are not able to have their children educated in any...

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    King Arthur and Cardigan Castle

    by  • December 1, 2013 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    CARDIGAN CASTLE AND KING ARTHUR.   Was Cardigan Castle the site of King Arthur’s Camelot?   This is not the sort of question which I would usually pose, but I thought I’d stoke up the fires of debate with something that the Cardigan Castle campaign and publicity has so far almost completely neglected to...

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    The Pubs of Cardigan

    by  • November 30, 2013 • Cardigan, Ceredigion • 7 Comments

    Cardigan Pubs & Inns,   During Cardigan’s long and colourful history a quite frightening quantity of beer has been consumed, and I am frequently asked about the pubs of Cardigan. Here is a list of some of some of the most noteworthy with the dates in which they are known to have operated:  ...

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    Nonconformist Chapels around the Teifi Estuary

    by  • November 30, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Local Nonconformist Chapels   The Nonconformist chapels that have been so symbolic of the Welsh landscape for the last three centuries are now vanishing at an alarming rate. Here is a list of some of the local chapels. I have used the following abbreviations: B – Welsh or English Baptist; CM – Calvinistic Methodist...

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    MILLS AROUND THE TEIFI ESTUARY

    by  • November 30, 2013 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

          History Man – A List of Local Mills.   It’s strange how once-familiar landmarks can disappear from a landscape. Until a century ago, mills were more common than parish churches – there were thousands of them all over the country. Now they are something of an endangered species, with St. Dogmaels’...

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    TRENEWYDD

    by  • September 27, 2013 • Farm, House, Modern, Pembrokeshire, Period, Post-Medieval, Site Type, St. Dogmaels • 0 Comments

    Site Name: TRENEWYDD; GAVEL; LOOKABOUT  History: The present name means ‘New Farm’. It was recorded in 1685 and 1720 in Noyadd Trefawr documents. In 1764 Thomas John of Lookabout became a Church Warden. On 6th April 1771 Marmaduke & Frances Gwynne of Noyadd Trefawr leased “…a messuage called Gavel alias Llain y parsed alias...

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