St David's and Dewisland

A Social History

Author(s) David James

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

  • November 2013 · 228 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Paperback - 9780708307977
  • · Paperback - 9781783160013

About The Book

St David's and Dewisland is a comprehensive social history of a parish grounded in a rich antiquity; intensely conservative and at the same time subjected by history to enormous change; central and isolated; Celtic and Norman; austere; once rich, then poor, and throughout, in some form or other, a place of pilgrimage. This is a new edition of a book first published in 1981, re-telling the story of a parish which is commensurate with an ancient division of a Celtic Kingdom, part of the cantref of Pebidiog, itself part of the Celtic Kingdom of Dyfed.


1. In the Beginning 2. The Coming of Dewi Sant 3. The Cathedral Church 4. Rural Life 5. Trade and Communication 6. The Coming of Nonconformity 7. The Parish and its Administration - Past and Present 8. Church and Chapel in Education 9. Population Past and Present 10. Chronicles and Chroniclers

About the Author(s)

Author(s): David James

David W. James was an English teacher, and headmaster of Ysgol Dewi Sant, formerly St David’s County School, between 1959 and 1974.

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