• Ceredigion

    GROSVENOR HOTEL/BRIDGE HOUSE, BRIDGE STREET

    by  • June 1, 2013 • Cardigan, Ceredigion, Inn, Modern, Period, Post-Medieval, Site Type • 9 Comments

    History: Reference was made on 3rd May 1720 to a newly-erected dwelling house, perhaps here, with quays and wharves belonging to the property, which was occupied by Jenkin George. Bridge House was built or rebuilt c.1785. In 1795-1832 Thomas Davies (b. 17/04/1758) lived here – the son of Evan David, mariner and former warden...

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    PARISH CHURCH OF ST. MARY, CARDIGAN – TIME-LINE

    by  • May 23, 2013 • Cardigan, Ceredigion, Church, Medieval, Modern, Period, Post-Medieval, Site Type • 4 Comments

      1158 – Roger de Clare may have founded the parish church as the secular church of Cardigan Priory. 1165 – Lord Rhys ap Gruffydd granted the church to Chertsey Abbey. 1175 – The Abbot of Gloucester made an unsuccessful attempt to claim the church. Reference was made to the presentation many years earlier...

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    CARDIGAN GUILDHALL & MARKET COMPLEX TIME-LINE

    by  • May 23, 2013 • Cardigan, Ceredigion, Post-Medieval, Public Building, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Timeline: 1647 – A petition was completed on 23rd January from the burgesses of the town, calling for the provision of a free school for Cardigan. 1653 – Cardigan Free Grammar School opened – the sixth established Grammar School in Wales. It was founded by the new Cardigan Borough Council to provide for “…eight...

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    CARDIGAN CASTLE; CASTLE GREEN TIME-LINE

    by  • August 21, 2012 • Cardigan, Ceredigion, House, Masonry Castle, Medieval, Modern, Post-Medieval • 2 Comments

    1093 - References to a castle established by Earl Roger de Montgomery at the Teifi estuary probably refer to the site at Old Castle, a mile downstream. 1094 – The early earthwork fortification at Old Castle was destroyed by the Welsh. 1110 – The present castle site was probably first occupied by Gilbert fitz...

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    CARDIGAN BRIDGE

    by  • August 21, 2012 • Bridge, Cardigan, Ceredigion, Medieval, Modern, Post-Medieval • 0 Comments

    A wooden bridge was probably built soon after the foundation of the town, and certainly already spanned the Teifi at Cardigan by 10th October 1136, when it collapsed beneath the weight of fighting men (or fleeing Normans!) during the Battle of Crug Mawr: “…When the bridge over the river Teifi was broken down, it...

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