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Coordinates: 52°21′07″N 3°47′30″W / 52.35208°N 3.79177°W / 52.35208; -3.79177

Cwmystwyth
Welsh: Cwmystwyth
Cwmystwyth-by-Nigel-Brown.jpg
A view of Cwmystwyth looking across the only significant flat area of the cwm to be found before the river reaches maturity near Trawsgoed some 6 miles further west. Beyond, steep slopes rise to the Elenydd moors. Opposite is the cwm of the Nant Milwyn, at the head of which is the small but distinctive hill of Domen Milwyn.
Cwmystwyth is located in Wales2
Cwmystwyth

 Cwmystwyth shown within Wales
OS grid reference SN6676
    - Cardiff 90 mi (140 km) SE 
Principal area Ceredigion
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Aber Ystwyth
Postcode district SY23
Dialling code 01970
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Ceredigion
List of places: UK • Wales • Ceredigion

Cwmystwyth (also Cwm Ystwyth; English: "valley of the River Ystwyth") is a village located in Ceredigion, Wales near Devil's Bridge, and Pont-rhyd-y-groes.

The Ordnance Survey calculates Cwmystwyth to be the Centre point of Wales, (52°19′48.791″N 3°45′59.072″W / 52.33021972°N 3.76640889°W / 52.33021972; -3.76640889 (Centre of Wales); grid reference SN7972871704) [1]

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History

See Cwmystwyth Mines

Discovery of small, oval-shaped stone tools in the area points to the fact that it has been mined for lead since the time of ancient Britons and during Roman occupation. Documentation of mining activities occurred during the reign of Elizabeth I. She engaged the services of two German miners, then went on to sub-let to Mr. Hugh Myddleton.[2]

Community Archive Wales Project

Cofnodion Cwmystwyth is a recently established local history group based in Cwmystwyth. The group has 14 regular members of various ages drawn from the Communities First area of Tregaron Uplands, all with a passion for the history of the area. As well as including images, the archive includes transcriptions of census data, baptismal registers and log books as a means of interpreting the history of the village. In the long term, it is hoped that the project will act as a springboard for establishment of a Cwmystwyth History Society which would produce materials relating to the area and eventually to the creation of a heritage centre to showcase the history of the village. Cofnodion Cwmystwyth joined the Community Archives Wales project in 2007.

References

  1. ^ "Saving the centre of Wales". BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/2271927.stm.  
  2. ^ Jenkinson, Henry Irwin (1878). Jenkinson's Practical Guide to North Wales. Oxford University.  

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