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"EGLWYS - NEWYDD, or LLANVIHANGELY CREIDDYN-UCHÂV, a chapelry in the parish of LLANVIHANGELY CREIDDYN, hundred of ILAR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES,14 miles (S. E.) from Aberystwith, containing 1027 inhabitants. This place derives the latter of these names from its relative situation in the parish, and the former from the erection of a church, in 1803, by the late Thomas Johnes, Esq., on the site of a former edifice originally built here in 1620 by the Herberts of Havôd, for the convenience of the family, and the accommodation of the miners employed in the adjoining district of Cwm Ystwith. Havôd the seat of the late Mr. Johnes, was originally the residence of a branch of the Herbert family, who, embarking in the mining adventures of the neighbourhood, built a house here, which, from the nature of the ground and the badness of the roads, being inaccessible except during the summer, obtained the appellation of " Havôd " signifying a summer residence.........." [From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833] For more information see Eglwys-Newydd, Cardiganshire at genuki.org.uk
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