See Kain Maps to identify the townships within the area coloured blue above which represents the area of this parish

"LLANWENOG (LLAN WENOG), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of MOYTHEN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 5 Miles (W. S. W.) from Lampeter, containing 1647 inhabitants. This parish, which comprises the upper and lower divisions, is pleasantly situated on the river Teivy, and on the turnpike road leading from Lampeter to Cardigan. It is distinguished as the scene of a memorable battle, which was fought in 981, between the Danes, under their famous leader Godfrid, and the native Welsh under Eineon ab Owain (in which the former were totally defeated), or, according to Dr. Meyrick, between Eineon and his countryman Hywel ab Ievav; and a square intrenchment in a field called Cae'r Vaes, or " the field of battle," on the farm of Ty cam, in this parish, is still pointed out as the spot where the engagement took place......"
[From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]



Llanwenog and Llanwnen parishes [ 10 churches and chapels],Mls ; searches within their Research Service from Cardiganshire Family History Society



A bound copy of the 1841 census return for this parish is available at Carmarthen Reference Library.It was produced by pupils of Lampeter Comprehensive School as part of the Lampeter and District Census Project 1987.


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

  • Llanwenog Parish Church Hugh Felix, Vicar

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

      • St Peter & St Gwenog (Llanwenog)
      • Incumbent and Curates; D A Jenkins
      • Rural Deanery of Lampeter
      • Acreage --- & 10,723 ; Population 1,055 & 1,368

          St Gwenog - photograph on Dyfed FHS

          See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph

          Various items  - on the People's Collection Wales site

          • Alltyblaca chapel (U), Llanwenog 
          • Brynhafod Sunday School Children, Gorsgoch

          See Chapels database

          Evans, R. E. H. Eglwys y Plwyf, Llanwenog [The Parish Church, Llanwenog ]. Llanwenog, 1985?

          Morris, J. St Gwenog: her church and her well. Card. Antq. Soc. Trans., Vol I/3 Welsh Journals Online


          Church Records

          See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

          Parish Register;
          Baptisms 1722-1993. Marriages 1722-54, 1796-1802, 1813-1986 [ Banns fac M 1855-1942]. Burials 1722-1850, 1855-1993 NLW with copies of some dates at Cer.RO
          Copy manuscripts PR[extracts] CMB 1722-1812 NLW
          Bishops Transcripts;
          1676, 1681, 1799-1845, 1847-9, 1855-6, 1865-6, 1892 NLW

          See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

          I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1866

          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 10270 acres; Population 749 males, 826 females, total 1575

                Davies, D J. Llanwenog. Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society Vol 12 1937 Welsh Journals Online

                Evans, Emile T. Cors Fochno and Cors Goch (NLW's site) Ceredigion, Vol I

                You can see pictures of Llanwenog which are provided by:



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

                Description of the parish of Llanwenog from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.



                Davies, Cledlyn. Hanes Llanwenog: y plwyf, a'i bobl. [A History of Llanwenog, the Parish and its People]. Aberystwyth, Welsh Gazette, 1939

                Davies, J R. The Trenactus Stone (NLW's site) Ceredigion Vol II

                Meyrick, Sir Samuel Rush.(1783-1848) The History and Antiquities of the county of Cardigan. Collected from the few remaining documents which have escaped the ravages of time, as well as from actual observation. Longman: London ,1810. The history and antiquities of the County of Cardigan ... to which are now added a parliamentary history, list of High Sheriffs, some notes on the present county families, &c., &c. repr. Brecon: 1907. This 1907 print has now been reprinted. The section relating to this parish is on pages 213/217; formerly had 4 chapels of ease (none of which now exist), they were Cappel Whyl, Llanvaughan, Capel Santessau, and Capel Brun eglwys. The late incumbents of the church were the Rev David Williams, Rev Evans, and the Rev Joshua Davies. Also mentioned are Llan-Vaughan mansion, High Mead, Dolwlph, Bwlchbychan, Bwlchmawr, and Court Newydd.


                Land & Property

                Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

                • Davies-Evans of Highmead and Dolgadfan estate, Montgomeryshire, papers 1654-1907 "Highmead mansion was built in 1777 by Herbert Evans ( c. 1744-1787) on the estate of his mother Elizabeth Lloyd, the last of the Llanfechan branch of the Lloyds of Castell Howell. Her father, David Lloyd, left Llanfechan and settled at Cardigan, but Elizabeth had several farms, on one of which Highmead was built, in Llanwenog........"
                • Cardiganshire Tithe Records "Tithe Commission records for land in Cardiganshire, 1838-1852, including ......... Llanwenog tithe apportionment, 1852......"

                Held at the NLW ;

                • Highmead. Estate and family records of Evans and Davies-Evans of Highmead, Cardiganshire, 1548-1903, relating mainly to those parts of Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire in the neighourhood of Llanybydder.

                Held at Ceredigion Archives;

                • Altered tithe apportionment for Llanwenog [1852].

                Davies, J Ceredig. History and traditions of the neighbourhood of Highmead. Card. Antq. Soc. Trans, Vol I/3 Welsh Journals Online



                 Plan of the parish of Llanwenog 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 SN492465 (Lat/Lon: 52.0962, -4.2024), Llanwenog which are provided by:


                Military History

                Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

                • Llanwenog Civil Defence 1939-1945 
                • Llanwenog Home Guard December 1944

                Names, Geographical

                Places, villages, farms etc within Llanwenog parish 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)

                • Alltyblaca (78); Allt-y-blacca; Dolau; Llan fechan; Pwll-y-bilwg
                • Rhyddlan-ucha (79); Highmead
                • Rhyddlan-issa (80); Bryn-du Hawc; Bwlch Bychan; Bwlch bychan Ho.; Crug-y-whil; Esgair-Einon; Rhyddlan
                • Llechwedd (81a); Aber Tegan; Blaen-Einon; Cefn rhyddlan canol; Cefn rhyddlan uchaf; Llanwenog; Llechwedd; Ty cam
                • Rhiwsion (81b); Bryn Hogfaen; Dolwen; Dre-fach; Rhiw Sion; Ty'n y Ffordd
                • Gwillim (82a); Blaen pant; Cwm nant uchaf; Pant meddyg
                • Bryn-llefrith (82b); Blaen hirbant isa; Blaen hirbant uchaf; Bryn granod; Bryn-llefrith; Cwm mawr; Cwm sychpant; Esgair lygoer; Maes-y-garn; Pen-lan; Ty'n-y-lon
                • Court (83); Allt goch; Blaen cwrt; Court Fm
                • Fawnog (84); Blaenau gwenog; Clyn coch; Clyn du; Crug maen; Gors goch; Hafod yr wyn; Pant-y-ffynnon; Parc-y-rhos; Rhos Ymryson
                • Brynhaugh (85); Aber; Bryn llwyd; Bryn yr Eglwys; Coed-lanau; Cwrt newydd; Glyn miherin; Rhyd-ddu


                  Charles, B.G. The Highmead Dairy, 1778-97 (NLW's site) Ceredigion: Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society. Vol. V. No. 1 (1964)

                  Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

                  • Llanwenog YFC collection 
                  • Farmers and villagers from the Parish of Llanwenog attending woodwork classes. The farm was Coedlanau Fach and the teacher was Samuel Davies c.1940

                  Public Records

                  Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

                  • Llanwenog Parish Council Records "Minute books of Llanwenog Parish Council in English and Welsh, 1875-1969"


                  Here is an extract from The Reports of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the state of Education in Wales. 1847

                  Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

                  • Pupils and staff at Llanwenog school 1967 
                  • Blaenau School, Gorsgoch
                  • Ysgol y Blaenau, Gorsgoch [groups]

                  Social Life & Customs

                  Various items  - on the People's Collection Wales site

                  • Llanwenog community at an unknown event August 1923
                  • Brynafon, Drefach c.1900 [group] 
                  • Llanwenog girls tug of war 1982.