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Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire

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Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire

Cilgerran is a town formerly in the Hundred of Cilgerran and previously the headquarters of the commote of Emlyn is Cuch, Pembrokeshire, Wales, lying on the River Teifi. It is the site of Cilgerran Castle, built in 1100, from which Owain of Powys is said to have abducted Nest in 1109. It is first mentioned by name in 1164. This is probably one of the most picturesque castles in Wales and has been painted by many artists including Turner.
Administrative CountyPembrokeshire
Traditional CountyPembrokeshire
OS GridSN1942
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01239

Other names by which Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire has been known in the past

Kilgarran ~ Kilgerran

Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kilgerran (or Cilgerran), par. and vil., Pembrokeshire, on river Teifi, 3 miles SE. of Cardigan, 2672 ac., pop. 1118; P.O.; has slate quarries; on the summit of a rock in the bed of the Teifi stand the ruins of Kilgerran Castle.

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