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Grid reference: SN6265774393
Location: 52°21’0"N, 4°1’0"W
Post town: Aberystwyth
Postcode: SY23
Dialling code: 01970
Local Government
Council: Ceredigion

Llanilar is a village and parish in Cardiganshire, about two miles south-east of Aberystwyth. Its name means "Church of Hilary" which refers to Saint Hilary of Poitiers.

History & Amenities

Church of St Ilar

The village was built along the southern side of the scenic River Ystwyth and contains a parish church, Nonconformist chapel, primary school, GP Surgery and garage. Unfortunately the village post office is now closed but a mobile van visits several times during the week.

The parish church is dedicated to St Hilary and has a large square tower, chancel, nave and porch. In the porch is a hollowed stone for holding holy water, and above the door an ancient beam with carved heads and animals, inscribed with the words: J.S. W.W.A. Church Wardens, 1683. [1] It is a grade II* listed building. [2]

Llanilar railway station on the line from Carmarthen to Abserystwyth opened in 1867 and closed in 1964 following severe flooding in the Llanilar area.

There is also a Roman site just on the east border of the village.

Notable people

  • Dai Jones - broadcaster, lives and farms in Llanilar


  1. Meyrick, Samuel Rush. (1907) The History of Cardiganshire. Stephen Collard. pg. 284.
  2. "Church of Saint Ilar, Llanilar". British Listed Buildings. http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/wa-9840-church-of-saint-ilar-llanilar. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 

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