• Cardigan

    No. 45 PENDRE (Pink Orchid)

    by  • June 14, 2013 • Cardigan, Ceredigion, House, Modern, Period, Post-Medieval, Shop, Site Type • 0 Comments

    History: No. 45 was marked on J. Wood’s 1834 Map of Cardigan as belonging to Major Bowen. Benjamin Jenkins built the present building. In 1871 the following persons lived here: Mary Williams, 44, annuitant; Maria Williams, 36, her sister; and Eliza Williams, 34, sister. In 1871-1914 Miss Maria Williams lived here. In 1881 Maria...

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    by  • June 14, 2013 • Cardigan, Ceredigion, Period, Post-Medieval, Site Type • 9 Comments

    History: In 1791 John Nash was paid £48.17s. for plans, elevations and estimates for a new Gaol for Cardigan – this was approved in February at the Quarter Sessions. The main contractors were James Rees – mason; Richard Oliver – carpenter; and William Slack of Cheapside – ironmonger. In 1793 Sir Richard Colt-Hoare commented...

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    by  • June 13, 2013 • Cardigan, Ceredigion, House, Modern, Period, Post-Medieval, Shop, Site Type • 3 Comments

    History: In 1807 Master Mariner Thomas Jones (b.1742) of Pendre, probably living at an earlier building on this site, wrote his will. He referred to his wife Mary Jones (a daughter of Jonathan Jenkins of Cilbronnau, Llangoedmor); son Jonathan Jones (b.1772) – sail-maker; eldest son Thomas Jones, master mariner; and late son John Jones...

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    by  • June 13, 2013 • Cardigan, Ceredigion, Chapel, House, Modern, Period, Post-Medieval, Site Type • 2 Comments

    History: In 1739 Rev. Howel Harries, Trefecca, and Rev. George Whitfield preached in the streets of Cardigan and one Rachel Evan, who lived here, converted to Methodism. Referring to Daniel Rowland’s earlier visit, Howel Harries wrote: “…I hear that Dear Rowland had great power here in the Town to thunder dreadfully; and they received...

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