Llanfair Clydogau

Llanfair Clydogau is a small village and community encompassing 3,232 hectares (7,990 acres), located about 4 miles (6.4 km) north-east of Lampeter on the B4343 road, in Ceredigion, Wales. It has a population of 634 as of the 2011 UK census, 87.5% of whom are Welsh-speaking,[1] yet only 46% were born in Wales. [2] Formerly located within the hundred of Moyddyn.[3]

Llanfair Clydogau
  • Welsh: Llanfair Clydogau
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Afon Teifi at Llanfair Clydogau, Ceredigion
Llanfair Clydogau is located in Ceredigion
Llanfair Clydogau
Llanfair Clydogau
Location within Ceredigion
OS grid referenceSN622514
• Cardiff90 mi (140 km)SE
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLampeter
Postcode districtSA48
Dialling code01570
FireMid and West Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
52°08′36″N 4°00′50″W / 52.143405°N 4.013852°W / 52.143405; -4.013852Coordinates: 52°08′36″N 4°00′50″W / 52.143405°N 4.013852°W / 52.143405; -4.013852

The community is located at the southernmost area of Ceredigion's former lead and silver mines, which until the 1760s were highly productive. Clydogau refers to the River Clydogau or Clywedogau as it was originally spelt. The meaning of "clywedog" is audible, or noisy. The basins of Clywedog-isaf, Clywedog-ganol and Clywedog-uchaf are nearby.[1]

There are two churches still in regular use, Saint Mary's Parish Church[4][5] and the Welsh Independent Capel Mair, built in 1825,[3] which is a Grade II listed building.[6][7] Both churches have recently received improvements.[8]

Local native and scholar G. J. Williams, (1892–1962), was the first president of Yr Academi Gymreig (Welsh Academy).[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Welsh Academy Encyclopedia of Wales. p. 487
  2. ^ https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/localarea?compare=W04000377
  3. ^ a b GENUKI: Llanfair Clydogau
  4. ^ "Church of St Mary, Llanfair Clydogau (C) John Lord". www.geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Churches - The Church in Wales". The Church in Wales. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Capel Mair Welsh Independent Chapel, Llanfair Clydogau - Coflein". www.coflein.gov.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Capel Mair, Llanfair Clydogau, Ceredigion". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Llanfair Clydogau". Retrieved 19 August 2018.