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Other names: Address/Location:
14 or 15 High Street OS Grid Ref:
before 1834 Closed:
c. 1871 Type:
Appears on Wood map 1834
Closed approx 1871 and then became ironmongers (No. 15? High Street in 1881 Census)
"PROLIFIC FOWL.-There is at present in the possession of Mr. Rees, of the Red Cow, High Street, Cardigan, a black hen which has lately hatched the astonishing number of 22 ducks at one sitting, 19 of which are now alive and thriving." Welshman 5 June 1846
"Married: On the 22nd inst., at the parish church, of St Dogmaels, Cardigan, by the Vicar, the Rev. Griffith Thomas, Mr. Evan Morgan of Cardigan, mariner, to Mary, the daughter of Mr. Joseph Rees, of the Red Cow Inn, High Street, Cardigan." Welshman 25 Feb 1853
Dispute regarding pavement outside former Red Cow - see att
"Mr. Benjamin Evans, grocer, proved that from 1844 till 1871, standings used to be on the pavement in question, when the two houses were public houses (Red Cow and King's Head), and that the public could not pass behind the standings. " Cgn Obs 21 Jan 1882Additional information
Refused admittance to police
Theft while lodging at the Red Cow