The Road from Carmarthen to Aberystwyth


This chart details the route to Aberystwyth from Carmarthen,
via Cardigan and Lampeter.

Each of the ribbons which make up the map include a compass indicating north.

The landscape along the journey is described,
and the distance travelled and directions to nearby settlements are given too.

I have shown the place name as it appears on this map (c.1675) first, with the modern spelling in brackets.
I have only listed the places I can readily find in a modern road atlas,
but there are many more places of interest on these maps which I have not included in my summary.
These may include rivers, ponds, churches, windmills, blacksmiths forges, gallows and bridges.

The Route


Carmarthen
Llanllwith Church (Llanllwch)
Enter Pembrokeshire
Killrah or Killreaden (Cilrhedyn)
Velindra
Cardigan
St Maries
Llangoidmore (Llangoedmor)
Panterodin (Pantyrodyn)
Esquire Lewis's
Tredrair (Troedyraur)
Dettor flu (Afon Clettwr)
Panter David (Pant-y-defaid)
Red Owen (Rhydowen)
Llanwennock (Llanwenog)
Llanunnen (Llanwnnen)
Llanbeder (Lampeter)
Tivy fluv (Afon Teifi)
Llanleir (Llanllyr)
River Aron (Afon Aeron)
Trevilan or Velindra (Trefilan)
The Werrais Brooke
Llanristed (Llanrhystud)
Llanyler (Llanilar)
River Wustwith (Afon Ystwyth)
River Ridoll (Afon Rheidol)
Aberistwith (Aberystwyth)

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