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Details of pub: Tafarn-ysgawen, Brynhoffnant / Bryn-Hoffnant

Other names: Tavernscour, Tavern-yscawen, Tafarnscawen
OS Grid Ref: SN3628152128
Opened: before 1799      
Closed: NOT KNOWN       Type: Pub
Summary: Referred to as a poet died there in 1799.

This place name is marked as Tavernscour on Roper and Cole's map of Cardiganshire, 1809, on the main road between Cardigan and Aberaeron, just south of Pigeon's Ford.It's spelled the same on Smith's map of 1808. It was probably a public house at some time in the past. The Cary map of 1833 though, spells it as Tavern-ysgawen which sounds more likely.

On the Tithe map as Llwyniscawn

It shows on the 1890 25-inch map as Tafarn-yscawen

The building is still there in 2017, marked as Tafarnscawen on the Cyngor Ceredigion map

Notes: 1915
"GAN "JOHN Y GWAS." NATHANIEL JENKIN.—Un o feirdd Cwmdu ydoedd, a mab i Jenkin Thomas. Ganwyd ef oddeutu 1722, a bu farw tua 1799, yn Tafarn Ysgawen, lie preswyliai perthynas iddo o'r enw Benjamin Williams. Yr olaf oedd tad y Parchn. John Williams, Llan- dyfriog, a churad Penboyr, a'r Parch. Henry Williams, Llanedi. " Y Llan 26 Feb 1915

"Symudodd cyn terfyn ei oes at nai fab cefnder, o'r enw Benjamin Williams, Tafarn Ysgawen, tad y diweddar Barch. J, Williams, Llandyfriog, a'r Parch. H. Williams, Llanedi." Y Brython Cymreig 28 July 1899

Additional information


Roper's 1809 map showing the Tavernscour

Date: 1809


Tithe map Llwyniscaw

Date: 1844 (approx)