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Cardiganshire County History Volume 3 - Cardiganshire in Modern Times

edited by Geraint H. Jenkins and Ieuan Gwynedd Jones.
The third volume of the series appeared in 1998, dealing with the history of the country from the eighteenth century onwards. The twenty-six chapters may be read as individual contributions to historical scholarship, but together they trace the profound changes which took place in the social, economic, religious and political life of the county during this period.

This volume, for which the editors have brought together a team of eminent scholars, is richly illustrated with maps, line-drawings and photographic plates, and it also contains an index.

Consisting of twenty-six chapters, the volume traces the main developments in the social history of the county from the eighteenth century to the present day. The main features of the economic life of the county – especially agriculture, lead mining, shipping and the tourist industry – are discussed, and further chapters describe the structure of rural and urban society, the domestic and urban architecture of the county, the growth of local administration, and the course of parliamentary representation. Other chapters are devoted to the religious, educational and cultural history of the county, including music and popular culture, the Welsh language, and the cultural institutions for which the county is renowned. The chapters on the religious history of the county have, as an appendix, an invaluable inventory of Cardiganshire chapels and Sunday schools prepared by the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales in association with the National Library of Wales and the University of Wales Board of Celtic Studies.

Contents



Chapter 1: The Population of Cardiganshire, J. W. Aitchison and Harold Carter

Chapter 2: Agriculture and Land Occupation in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Cardiganshire, R. J. Moore-Colyer

Chapter 3: The Landed Gentry of Cardiganshire, R. J. Moore-Colyer

Chapter 4: The Structure of Rural Society in North Cardiganshire, 1800-1850, Anne Kelly Knowles

Chapter 5: Land and Community around the Close of the Nineteenth Century, David Jenkins

Chapter 6: Cardiganshire Agriculture in the Twentieth Century: An Economic Perspective, D. I. Bateman

Chapter 7: Rural Industries in Cardiganshire, J. Geraint Jenkins

Chapter 8: Lead Mining in Cardiganshire, W. J. Lewis

Chapter 9: Shipping and Shipbuilding, David Jenkins

Chapter 10: Commercial Relations, Moelwyn I. Williams

Chapter 11: The Towns of Cardiganshire, 1800-1995, C. Roy Lewis and Sandra E. Wheatley

Chapter 12: The Domestic Architecture of the County:

1. The Rural Domestic Architecture: Ffermdy, Plas a Bwthyn, Peter Smith
2. The Secular Urban Architecture in Context, Peter White

Chapter 13: Tourism in Cardiganshire, 1774-1974, R. F. Walker

Chapter 14: Poor Law Administration in Cardiganshire, 1750-1948, Alun Eirug Davies

Chapter 15: Parliamentary Representation: From the Glorious Revolution to the French Revolution, 1688-1789, P. D. G. Thomas

Chapter 16: Parliamentary Representation: From the French Revolution to the Passing of the Reform Bill, 1790-1832, Margaret M. Escott

Chapter 17: Parliamentary Representation: From the First to the Third Reform Acts, 1832-1885, Roland G. Thorne

Chapter 18: Cardiganshire Politics, 1885-1974. J. Graham Jones

Chapter 19: The Cardiganshire County Council, 1889-1974, J. Graham Jones

Chapter 20: The Established Church and Dissent in Eighteenth-Century Cardiganshire, Geraint H. Jenkins

Chapter 21: Church and Chapel in Cardiganshire, 1811-1914, Ieuan Gwynedd Jones

Chapter 22: Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Sunday Schools in Cardiganshire, David Percival

Chapter 23: Education in Cardiganshire, 1700-1974, W. Gareth Evans

Chapter 24: The Welsh Language in Cardiganshire, 1891-1991, J. W. Aitchison and Harold Carter

Chapter 25: Music and Popular Culture, Rhidian Griffiths

Chapter 26: Cultural Institutions in Cardiganshire, Gwyn Jenkins

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