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Aberarth, Ceredigion, Wales is a small seaside village situated towards the southern end of Cardigan Bay between Aberystwyth and Cardigan. The town has some historical significance having been founded around the time of the Norman invasion. The Normans built Dineirth Castle some way up the river valley. During the 12th century Cistercian monks used the area as a seaport to import "Bath Stone" from Bristol which they used for the building of Strata Florida Abbey on land granted to them by The Lord Rhys. Llanddewi Aberarth Church on a hill about half a mile to the south of the town is reputedly on the site of a 9th century church. The church has a Norman tower with the rest rebuilt in 1860. Aberarth was involved in the shipbuilding industry before 1850, but the town has faded with the decline of the industry. The town has some welcome visitors among the wild bird community. The red kite, peregrine falcon, chough and stonechat are some of the species to be found in the locality. For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county in Wales. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... Cardigan Bay (Welsh: Bae Ceredigion or Bae Aberteifi) is a large inlet of the Irish Sea, indenting the west coast of Wales between the Lleyn and Pembrokeshire peninsulas. ... Aberystwyth (from the Welsh Mouth of the Ystwyth) is a historic market town, administrative centre and seaport of Ceredigion (Cardiganshire), mid Wales. ... Cardigan could refer to any of the following: the cardigan sweater Cardigan, a town in Wales Cardiganshire, a Welsh county Cardigan, an electoral district in Canada the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, a breed of dog Lord Cardigan, charge of the Light Brigade The Cardigans, a Swedish pop group This is a... Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman Conquest was the conquest of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. ... The Normans (adapted from the name Northmen or Norsemen) were Scandinavian invaders (especially Danish Vikings) who began to occupy the northern area of France now known as Normandy in the latter half of the 9th century. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... Cistercians (OCist) (Latin Cistercenses), otherwise Gimey or White Monks (from the colour of the habit, over which is worn a black Catholic order of monks. ... Bristol is a city in south-western England, through which flows the River Avon. ... The remains of Strata Florida Abbey as depicted in the 1851 Illustrated London Reading Book Strata Florida (in Welsh: Ystrad Fflur) is a former Cistercian abbey situated just outside Pontrhydfendigaid, near Tregaron in the county of Ceredigion, now Dyfed, Wales. ... Rhys ap Gruffydd (1132–1197) was the ruler of the kingdom of Deheubarth (South Wales) from 1155 until his death. ... ( 8th century - 9th century - 10th century - other centuries) Events Beowulf might have been written down in this century, though it could also have been in the 8th century Reign of Charlemagne, and concurrent (and controversially labeled) Carolingian Renaissance in western Europe Viking attacks on Europe begin Oseberg ship burial The... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Men from Francisco de Orellanas expedition building a small brigantine, the San Pedro, to be used in the search for food Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Binomial name Milvus milvus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. ... Binomial name Falco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771 The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) is a medium-sized falcon about the size of a large crow: 38-53 cm (15 to 21 inches) long. ... Binomial name Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Linnaeus, 1758 The Red_billed Chough, or just Chough, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax is a member of the crow family, Corvidae. ... Species see text The genus Saxicola, the stonechats or chats, is a genus of 14 species of small passerine birds restricted to the Old World. ...


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Aberarth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (217 words)
Aberarth, Ceredigion, Wales is a small seaside village situated towards the southern end of Cardigan Bay between Aberystwyth and Cardigan.
Llanddewi Aberarth Church on a hill about half a mile to the south of the town is reputedly on the site of a 9th century church.
Aberarth was involved in the shipbuilding industry before 1850, but the town has faded with the decline of the industry.
Aberarth as a Port and Shipbuilding Village (1681 words)
The fact that Aberarth does appear on the chart suggests that there was some maritime activity between the dissolution of Strata Florida and the very busy period from 1750 onwards.
It is probable that Aberarth played at least some part in the very important herring fishing industry of Cardigan Bay which flourished from the late 1500s until it petered out at the end of the nineteenth century.
In 1846 Aberarth suffered a catastrophic flood which washed away the road bridge, part of Water Street and the chapel; the shipyard at the mouth of the river was destroyed.
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