"LLANGYBY (LLAN-GYBI) , a parish in the upper division of the hundred of MOYTHEN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 4 1/4 miles (N. N. E.) from Lampeter, on the road to Trêgaron, containing 275 inhabitants. The lands are in general enclosed and in a good state of cultivation, and the soil is tolerably fertile. This place formerly constituted a prebend in the collegiate church of Llandewy-Brevi, rated in the king's books at £1.6.8. The living is a perpetual curacy, consolidated with that of Llanvair Clydogau, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St. David's, endowed with £800 royal bounty, and in the alternate patronage of the Earl of Lisburne and Lord Carrington. The church, dedicated to St. Cybi, is a small edifice, consisting only of a nave and chancel. There are places of worship for Independents and Presbyterians : the latter is supposed to be the most ancient congregation of dissenters in the principality, having first assembled here about the year 1663. On a hill above the river Teivy is a large intrenchment, called Castell Goedtrêv but nothing is known either of its origin or history : it gives name to the farm on which it is situated. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £39.14." [From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]


Church History

Some church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by I.G Jones, & D. Williams. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. The names are those of the informants

  • Llangybi Parish Church Morgan Williams, Incumbent

    Parish entry for Bettws Bledrws and Llangybi from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

    • St Bledrws & St Cybi (Llangyb)
    • Incumbent and Curates; D A Thomas
    • Rural Deanery of Lampeter
    • Acreage 1,580 & 2,502 ; Population 202 & 227

      St Cybi - photograph on Dyfed FHS

      See  Chapels database


      Church Records

      See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

      Parish Register;
      Baptisms 1813-1993. Marriages 1813-1970 NLW. Burials 1813-1992 NLW with copies of some dates at Cer.RO
      Entries of CMB 1748-1812 included in PR of Llanfair Clydogau.
      Bishops Transcripts;
      1678, 1683-4, 1799-1806, 1808-16, 1818-40, 1859-80, 1882 NLW

      See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

      I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1838, 1860-1875

      Nonconformist Chapels; see Chapels database


      Description & Travel

      The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., by Jones, I.G. & Williams, D. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. These statistics for this parish or chapelry are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;

      • Area 1809 acres; Population 118 males, 150 females, total 268

      With the kind permission of the publisher, these extracts are taken from "The History of Cardiganshire" by S R Meyrick, 1810, specifically the reprint of the 1907 imprint published by Stephen Collard in July 2000.

      • "[The parish] lies in the same lordship as Bettws Bleddwrs, the property of Captain Powell, of Nant Eos."
      • "The church is dedicated to Cybi, son of Selyf ab Geraint ab Erbin, a saint who founded a religious house at Holyhead about the close of the sixth century. The present incumbent is [1800] the Rev. David Williams."

      Various items  - on the People's Collection Wales site

      • Various landscapes 
      • Black and white photograph of Llangybi Bridge produced by Arthur Chater in 1966
      You can see pictures of Llangybi which are provided by:



      The transcription of the section for Llangybi from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.



      Map of the parish of Llangybi in the County of Cardigan - on the People's Collection Wales site

      Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

      You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN605535 (Lat/Lon: 52.16187, -4.040951), Llangybi which are provided by:


      Names, Geographical

      Places, villages, farms etc within Llangybi as shown on the online parish map from the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by Gareth Hicks)

      • Llangybi (72); Afon Dulas; Bwlch-wernen; Cilgwyn; Derry Ormond Sta.; Goetre; GWR Aberystwyth & Carmarthen section; Llangybi (village); Llangybi Common; Long Wood; Maes-y-forest; Nant-glas; Pen-lan;

        Social Life & Customs

        Llangybi Dramatic Society dressed in costume. 1912 - on the People's Collection Wales site