Llanon shown within Ceredigion
|Population||2,482 (2001 census, Llansantffraed)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||SY23 5|
|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
Llanon (also spelt Llan-non) is a village in Ceredigion, Wales. It adjoins the village of Llansantffraid on the coast of Cardigan Bay, five miles north of Aberaeron and 11 miles (18 km) south of Aberystwyth on the A487 road. It is built on a raised beach.
St David connection
The village prospered in the 18th century and 19th century with industries rooted in the land and on the sea. Shipbuilding employed 130 men in 1861 out of a population of 1,300. It was at this period that much of the current village was developed; several Nonconformist chapels and a school were built, and the village enjoyed a large range of shops and services including five pubs and a brewery, three blacksmiths, shoe makers, wheelwrights and a bakery.
Plas Morfa is located roughly 1 km south of the village. The area is reached by a single track road leading from the A487 road at the south end of Llanon.
The area is best known for the large hotel 'Plas Morfa' at the end of the road, adjacent to the beach.
The beach is notable for its ancient fishing pools, reputedly built by the monks of Strata Florida Abbey. These pools were created using large stones from the beach to create a u-shaped wall from the high tide line which is totally submerged at high tide. As the tide recedes, fish are trapped in the pools but do not die, as they are retained in the shallow water by the walls.
- Catrin Finch, for a time harpist to the Prince of Wales, was born and grew up in Llanon but now lives outside Cardiff
- Paul Jackson, was a notable resident for several years. He built an empire based around adult entertainment.
- Llanon - a potted history
- Llanon Cottage
- Ceredigion Plan for Llanon
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Llanon and surrounding area