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Both elements of the place name, Tavern + Spite suggest that there was a tavern here. Spite is derived from Ysbyty - (a Welsh word now used for hospital), where, in mediaeval times, it is said pilgrims on their way to Strata Florida, St Davids and other monastic sites, could be offered hospitality. Notes:
Marked as Tavern Spite on Kitchen's map of Cardiganshire,
Marked as Tavernspite on Roper and Cole's map of Cardiganshire, Additional information