Interested in local history has never been greater and when the oppertunity came to photograph the Moelifor Estate sale perticulars from 1884, an important peice of social history, I had no hesitation.

The record lists 39 lots with associated colourful maps, with land owners names who abut the lots up for sale. The list of cottages, farms and fields for sale are listed below:

Cover - Moelifor Estate Sales Perticulars 1884
Cover – Moelifor Estate Sales Perticulars 1884

C A R D I G A N S H I R E.
Particulars, Plan, and Conditions of Sale
OF
VALUABLE
FREEHOLD ESTATE
KNOWN AS THE
MOELIFOR ESTATE,
SITUATE IN THE
Several Parishes of Llanrhystid, Llansaintfraed, and Llanddeiniol,
IN THE COUNTY OF CARDIGAN,
COMPRISING SEVERAL
FARMS, DWELLING-HOUS£S, MIILLS,
BUILDING SITES, COTTAGES, AND GARDENS,
FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION

MR. JOHN DANIEL JONES

IN 39 LOTS,
Or in such other Lots as may be determined upon prior to, or at the time of Sale,
AT THE
GOGERDDAN ARMS HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH
IN THE COUNTY OF CARDIGAN,
On Monday, the 18th day of AUGUST, 1884,
AT ELEVEN O’CLOCK, A.M.

GENERAL REMARKS.
1.-The Plans, quantities and admeasurements stated in the several Lots, are taken partly
from the Tithe Maps of the various Parishes, from recent surveys, and from old Plans relating to
the Estates, and are believed to be correct, and they shall be so accepted by purchasers, and stated
in the conveyances whether actually so or not.

2.-The Boundaries of the different Lots shall be taken as the same are now in the possession of the Vendor, and as now held by the respective tenants, and each purchaser, having had full opportunity of examining and ascertaining the same, shall be deemed to have bought with the full knowledge thereof. The boundary fences also dividing the several Lots shall, except where the same may be wholly within and upon any given Lot, be deemed joint fences, and the purchasers of such shall keep and maintain their respective portions of such fences.

3.-The tenancies, except where otherwise stated, are ready tenancies, the tenants paying all
outgoings, the landlord’s property tax only excepted. Each purchaser having had an opportunity of
inspecting all Leases and Agreements affecting the property shall be deemed to have notice of the contents of all such Leases and Agreements.

Map of Llanrhystud Village in 1884
Map of Llanrhystud Village in 1884

Lot 1
Moelifor Farm
Containing by. admeasurement 179a. 3r. 12p. or thereabouts,
And now let (with Lots 28, 32 and 37) to Mr. JOHN JONES, as yearly tenant, at the yearly rent for the
whole of £160.
This Lot is very conveniently situated and the buildings are in a good state of repair.
This Lot is also intersected by the turnpike road leading from Llanrhystyd to Aberystwyth, and is eight
miles from the latter place.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £152 10s.

Lot 2
WATER CORN GRIST MILL,
Called ” MOELIFOR MILL,” otherwise VELlNGANOL,
With the Lands thereto adjoining, situate in the Parish of Llanrhystid,
Containing by admeasurement 6a. lr. 39p. or thereabouts,
And now held (with Lot 26) by Mr. JOHN, LEWIS, under a Lease dated the 30th day of August, 1863, for the term
of 21 years, at the yearly rent for the whole of £25.
The Mill has a plentiful supply of water.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £24.

Lot 3
TENEMENT CALLED “VELINDRE,”
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement 18a. Or. 12p. or thereabouts,
Aud now let to Mr. JOHN LEWIS. as yearly tenant, at the yearly rent of £14.

Lot 4
TUCKING MILL
Called “VELINDRE MILL,”
With the FIELD and GARDENS held herewith situate in the PARISH of LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement 3a. Or. llp. or thereabouts,
And now let to Mr. WILLIAM WILLIAMS, as yearly tenant, at the yearly rent of £6.
The Mill is well supplied with water.

Lot 5
COTTAGE AND GARDEN
Called “FRONDEG,”
Situate in the PARISH of LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement Oa. Or. 16p. or thereabouts,
And held by Mr. EVAN DAVIES under a Lease dated 25th day of March, 1868, for the lives of Evan Davies aged 50,
and Hannah Davies aged 47, and with a current term of 60 years from date of the said Lease, at the yearly rent
of 10s.

Lot 6
DESIRABLE AND COMPACT FARM
Called “TREGUNANUCHA FARM,”
Situate in the PARISH of LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement 128a. lr. 6p. or thereabouts,
And now let to Mr. THOMAS RICHARDS, as yearly tenant, at the yearly rent of £60.
The Buildings are suitable and in good repair.
The Farm is conveniently situated, and is intersected with the Turnpike Road leading from Llnnrhystid to
Aberystwyth.

Lot 7
FARM called “TREGUNANISSA FARM,”
Situate in the PARISH of LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement 18Oa. lr. 39p. or thereabouts,
And now let (with Lot 27) to Mr. DAVID JONES, as yearly Tenant, at the yearly rent of £80 for the whole.
This Farm is intersected by the Turnpike Road leading from Llanrhystid to Aberystwyth.
The Buildings are in a good state of repair.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £78. 10s.

Lot 8
FARM called “RHIWGOCH,”
Situate in the several PARISHES of LLANRHYSTID and LLANDEINOL,
Containing by admeasurement 92a. Or. 16p. or thereabouts,
And now let to the MISSES LEWIS, as yearly tenants, at the yearly rent of £80.
The Buildings on this Lot are in complete repair, and the Dwelling-house and Outoffices suitable for the
residence of a Gentleman.
The Garden and Grounds about the House are tastefully laid out.

Lot 9
FARM called “GLANCARROG,”
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement 83a. 1r. 11p. or thereabouts,
And now let to Mrs. MARY JONES, as yearly tenant, at the yearly rent or £56.
The Farm is well supplied with Waler, aud conveniently intersected by Roads.

Lot 10
FARM called “FACHWEN FARM,”
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement 100a. 3r. 13p. or thereabouts,
And now let to Mr. RICHARD JONES, as yearly tenant, at the yearly rent of £76.

Lot 11
FARM called “POBTY FARM,”
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANDEINIOL,
Containing by admeasurement 31a. Or. 32p. or thereabouts,
And now let to Mr. HENRY HUGHES, as yearly tenant, at the yearly rent of £23.
This Lot consists of good Arable and Pasture Lands, and the Buildings are in a fair state of repair.

Lot 12
Three SLANGS intermixed with PENCWM-WYRE Lands
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement 9a. 2r. 24p. or thereabouts,
And now let lo Mrs. RACHEL DAVIES, as yearly tenant at the yearly rent of £8 .

Lot 13
FARM called “FFRWDFACH,”
OTHERWISE “FFRWDGANOL ” ‘
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement 21a. Or. 20p. or thereabouts
And now let (with Lot 14) to the Representatives of the late WILLIAM DAVID VAUGHAN, deceased, as yearly tenant
at the yearly rent of £18 for the whole.
The Buildings are in excellent repair and are Stone built and Slated. The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £14.

Lot 14
TWO FIELDS,
(being part of FFRWDFACH FARM),
SITUATE NEAR RHYWRBWYS IN THE PARISH OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement, 4a. 3r. 20p. or thereabouts
And now let (with Lot 13) to the Representatives of the late WILLIAM DAVID VAUGHAN, deceased, as yearly tenants.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £4.

Lot 15
FARM called “CAERPENTRE,”
otherwise “PENTREBACH,”
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement 19a. lr. 38p. or thereabouts,
And now let (with Lot 16) to Mr. JOHN JONES as yearly tenant, at the yearly rent of £18 10s, for the whole.
This Farm is conveniently situate and is intersected by the road leading from Llanrhystid to Mynyddbach,
The apportioned Rent of this Lot will be £13 10s.

Lot 16
TWO FIELDS
Called ” LLAINRHYWRBWYS,”
(BEING PORTION OF PENTREBACH FARM) SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANRHYSTID
Containing by admeasurement 15a. Or. 4p. or thereabouts,
And let (with Lot 15) to Mr. JOHN JONES as yearly tenant.
This Lot has a frontage on the Road leading from Llanrhystid to Mynyddbach, and is very suitable for
building purposes.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £5.

Lot 17
COTTAGE AND SMITH’S SHOP,
WITH THE
THREE FIELDS HELD THEREWITH,
Called “LLAINEBRYNPULL” otherwise “BYNPWLLAU,”
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement 8a. 3r. 17p. or thereabouts
And now let to Mrs. JANE THOMAS as yearly tenant at the yearly rent of £8.
This Lot is also intersected by the Road leading from Llanrhystid to Mynyddbach.

Lot 18
Tenement called “RHOSFAWR”
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANRHYSTID),
Containing by admeasurement 29a. 2r. 30p. or thereabouts
And now held by Mr. JOHN EVANS, under a Lease dated 2nd September, 1831, for one surviving life now aged 53,
at the yearly rent of £4 lls.

Lot 19
FARM called “GARNFAWR FARM,”
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANSAINTFRAID,
Containing by admeasurement 61a. Or. 12p. or thereabouts,
And now let to the Misses LEWIS, as yearly tenants, at the yearly rent of £33 l0s.
This Lot is very conveniently situated for Roads.
The Buildings are in a good state of repair.

Lot 20
DESIRABLE FARM
Called “RHYDYDORTHUCHA,”
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANSAINTFRAID,
Containing by admeasμrement 98a. 3r, 20p. or thereabouts,
And now let (with Lot 21) to Mr, SAMUEL EVANS as yearly tenant, at the yearly rent for the whole of £47 0s.
The Buildings are in very good repair, and the Farm is well intersected with Roads, and is close to the
improving Village of Llanon.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £43 0s.

Lot 21
FIELD OR SLANG OF LAND,
ADJOINING TYLLWYD FARM, SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANSAINTFRAID,
Containing by admeasurement 4a. 3r. 23p. or thereabouts,
And now let (with Lot 20), to Mr. SAMUEL EVANS, as yearly tenant,
This Lot has a frontage to the road leading from Llanon Lo Llangeitho.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £4.

Lot 22
Two Slangs of Land intermixed with PANTCHWYLOG FARM
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANSAINTFRAID,
Containing by admeasurement 3a. Or. 22p. or thereabouts, And now let to MR. DAVID EVANS, as yearly tenant at the yearly rent of £5.

Lot 23
SMALL TENEMENT called “TYNYPORTH,”
SITUATE IN THE PAHISH OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement 5a, Or. l 7p. or thereabouts,
And now Jet (with Lots 24 and 25) Lo MR. JAMES RICHARDS, as yearly tenant, at the yearly rent of £12 lOs. Od.;
for the whole.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £8.

Lot 24
Slang called “CAERHYSEIROG” otherwise “LLAINRHYWSCIOG,”
(Part of Tynyporth Farm),
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANHUYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement 2a. 2r. 14p. or thereabouts,
And now let (with Lots 23 and 26) to Mr. JAMES RICHARDS as yearly tenant.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £3 10s.

Lot 25
SLANG (PART OF TYNYPORTH & ADJOINING LOT 23)
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement la. Or. 22p. or thereabouts,
And now let (with Lots 23 and 24) to Mr. JAMES RICHARDS as yearly tenant.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £1.

Lot 26
FIELD OR CLOSE OF MEADOW LAND
SITUATE NEAR THE PARISH CHURCH OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement 0a. 3r. 25p. or thereabouts,
And now held (with Lot 2) by Mr. JOHN LEWIS, under the before-mentioned Lease.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £1.

Lot 27
COTTAGE AND GARDEN,
SITUATE IN THE VILLAGE OF LLANRHYSTID,
(Near the Parish Church),
Containing by admeasurement 0a. Or. 14p.
And now let (with Lot 7) to Mr. DAVID JONES, as yearly Tenant.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will he £1 10s.

Lot 28
COTTAGE GARDEN AND PREMISES
SITUATE IN THE VILLAGE OF LLANRHYSTID
Containing by admeasurement 0a. Or. 30p. or thereabouts
And now let (with Lots 1-32 and 37) to Mr. JOHN JONES as yearly tenant.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £1 10s. 0d.

Lot 29
TWO FIELDS
Called “PARK PENDRE “
Situate in the Parish of LLANRUYSTID on the left hand side of the Road leading from
LLANRHYSTID to ABERYSTWYTH
Containing by admeasurement 3a. 2r. 36p. or thereabouts,
And now let (with Lots 30, 34 and 35) to Mr. DAVID JONES as yearly tenant, at the yearly rent for the
whole of £11 5s. 0d .
This Lot is very eligible for building purposes.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £6 0s. 0d.

Lot 30
TWO FIELDS
Called “LLAINLLWYD” and “DDOLGLANYRAFON”
(Except that portion staked out and now forming part of Lot 31).
SituaLe in the Parish of LLANRHYSTID, and on the right handside of the Turnpike Road leading from
LLANRHYSTID to ABERYSTWYTH
Containing by admeasurement 2a. lr. Op. or thereabouts
And now let (with Lots 29, 34. and 35) to Mr. DAVID JONES as yearly tenant.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £4 10s. 0d.

Lot 31
COTTAGE AND GARDEN called “LANDWR”,
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANRHYSTID
And now held by Mr. RICHARD MORGAN under a Lease dated 11th May, 1805, for 24 years from 29th September,
1864, at the yearly rent of 5s.
AND ALSO
A PIECE OR PLOT OF GROUND
As staked out (being a portion of the Field called Llainllwyd), next adjoining the said Cottage and Garden,
And containing by admeasurement 16 perches or thereabouts.

Lot 32
COTTAGE AND GARDEN (Part of Pendre),
SITUATE IN THE VILLAGE OF LLANRUYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement Oa. Or. 14p. or thereabouts,
And now let to Mr. JOHN JONES as yearly tenant. The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £1 10s.

Lot 33
THREE COTTAGES called “PENDRE COTTAGES,”
SITUATE IN THE VILLAGE OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing br admeasurement Oa. Or. 14p. or thereabouts,
And now held by Mrs. MARY MORGAN under a Lease dated 31st December, 1830, for three lives at the yearly
rent of lls. 6d.

Lot 34
PIECE OF GROUND with the Stable and Cowhouse
STANDING THEREON,
SITUATE IN PENDRE IN THE VILLAGE OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasuremnt Oa. Or. 5p. or thereabouts,
And now let (with Lots 29, 30 and 35) to Mr. DAVID JONES as yearly tenant. The apportioned rent of this
Lot will he 10s.

Lot 35
BACK KITCHEN, DAIRY, & SMALL SPOT OF GROUND,
SITUATE AT THE BACK OF THE RED LION INN, IN THE VILLAGE OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeaauremeut Oa. Or. 3p. or thereabouts,
And adjoining Lot 34, and now let (with Lots 29, 30 and 34) to Mr. DAVID JONES as yearly tenant.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be 6s.

Lot 36
Messuage or Dwelling house, Garden and Premises
THERETO BELONGING, CALLED PENDRE HOUSE,
SlTUATE IN THE VILLAGE OF LLANRHYBTID,
Containing by admeaaurement. Oa. Or. lOp. or thereabouts,
And now held by Mr, DAVID JONES, under a Lease dated the 25th day of March, 1888, for 99 years, at the yearly rent of 15s.

Lot 37
THREE COTTAGES, with the SMITH SHOP and GARDEN
THERETO ADJOINING, SITUATE NEAR LLANHHYSTID BRIDGE, IN THE VILLAGE OF LLANRHYSTID,
And now let (with Lots 1, 28 and 32) to Mr. JOHN JONES, as yearly tenant.
Also, A SMALL PIECE OF LAND, part of PENDRE, now let (with Lots 29, 30, 34 and 36)
to Mr. DAVID JONES, containing together Oa. Or. 27p. or thereabouts.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £4 10s.

Lot 38
TENEMENT CALLED “DANYPONTPREN,”
SITUATE IN THE PARISH OF LLANRHYSTID,
Containing by admeasurement 4a. lr. 12p, or thereabouts,
And now let (with Lot 39) to Mr. JAMES RICHARDS, as yearly tenant, at the yearly rent of £12 10s. for the whole.
This Lot is intersected by the turnpike road leading from Llanon to Llanrhystid.
The apportioned rent of this Lot will be £8 15s.

Lot 39
SLANG OF LAND called “LLAINFAWR”
Situate on the left-hand side of the Turnpike Road from Llanon to Llanrhystid, and also
ALL THAT
PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND ‘called “LLANFAICH ” .
SITUATED IN GWARYFELIN FARM, BOTH OF WHICH ARE IN THE PARISH OF LLANRHYSTID,
AND CLOSE TO THE VILLAGE,
Containing by admeasurement 2a. lr. 24p. or thereabouts,
And now let (with Lot 38) to Mr. JAMES,, RICHARDS, as yearly tenant.
The apportioned rent of thia Lot will be £8. 16s.

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