findings

CarneddauCairnFindsFig. 3: Selected finds from Carneddau Cairn. Flints from cist 1, food vessel from cist 4, collared urn from pre-cairn pit and archer’s wristguard from the hearth.1


1 Alex Gibson, The Excavation of a Structured Cairn at Carneddau, near Carno, Powys 1989 (Welshpool: The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, 1989), 4.


NOTE: The excavation report gives the location of this cairn as SN 999 992 which is approximately 700m to the south-east of the remains of Carneddau farmstead. I wonder if this grid reference is incorrect and the cairn is actually Carneddau Cairn I PRN6313 located at SN 9899 9979. The finds from this excavation are deposited with Powysland Museum and Montgomery Canal Centre, Welshpool.

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Some Carneddau Occupants

1841 > Wales > Montgomeryshire > Carno > District 2

William Breeze, 35, Farmer
Elizabeth Breeze, 70
Elizabeth Breeze, 45
Evan Breeze, 10
Elizabeth Breeze, 10
Ann Breeze, 8
Richard Breeze, 4
Ann Breeze, 15

1851 > Wales > Montgomeryshire > Trowscoed > Upper Llanidloes > District 1b

Humphrey Jones,* 40, Farmer of 100 acres ’employing no man’ (b. Carno)
Eleanor Jones, 42, Wife (b. Manafon)
Elizabeth Jones, 12 (b. Carno)
Evan Jones, 9 (b. Carno)
Catherine Jones, 7 (b. Llanwnog)
John Jones, 4 (b. Llanwnog)
Susanah Jones, 1 (b. Carno)

1861 > Wales > Montgomeryshire > Trawscoed > District 4

Humphrey Jones, 50, Farmer of 110[?] acres (b. Carno)
Elinor Jones, 54, Farmer’s wife (b. Carno)
John Jones, 14, Farmer’s son
Susan Jones, 12, Farmer’s [daughter]

1871 > Wales > Montgomeryshire > Trawscoed > District 4**

John Hughes, 33, Farmer of 99 acres (b. Carno)
Mary Hughes, 30 (b. Llanwnog)
Mary A. Hughes, 10 (b. Carno)
Evan Hughes, 8 (b. Carno)
Jane Hughes, 5 (b. Carno)
Elizabeth Hughes, 3 (b. Carno)

1881> Wales > Montgomeryshire > Carno > District 4**

Richard Jenkins, 45, Farmer (b. Carno)
Elizabeth Jenkins, 43 (b. Carno)
Sarah Jenkins, 15 (b. Carno)
Ellen Jenkins, 12 (b. Carno)
Humphrey Jenkins, 11 (b. Carno)
Thomas Jenkins, 9 (b. Carno)
Evan Jenkins, 6 (b. Carno)

1891 > Wales > Montgomeryshire > Carno > District 4

Edward Gillin, 34, [?] (b. Llanwnog)
Elizabeth Gillin, 25 (b. Carno)
Mary E Gillin, 3 (b. Carno)
Sarah, 1 (b. Llanwnog)
William Gillin, 16 [servant?] (b. Llanwnog)

1901 > Wales > Montgomeryshire > Carno > District 4

John Harding, 31, Farmer (b. Llanwnog)
Margaret Harding, 40 (b. Llanbrynmair)
Griffith Harding, 11 (b. Llanbrynmair)
Margaret A. Harding, 7 (b. Llanwnog)
John F. Harding, 5 (b. Carno)
William P. Harding, 2 (b. Carno)

1911 > Wales > Montgomeryshire > Carno > District 3***

David Morgan, 59, Farmer (b. Carno)
Margaret Jones, 62, Housekeeper (b. Llandinam)

* In the 1841 census Humphrey Jones is an agricultural labourer living with Elinor and their children Ann (9) and Elizabeth (2) at Rheedyfelin in Carno parish. In the 1849 Carno Tithe records Joseph Thomas is listed as owner and occupier of Carneddau.

** Carneddau is spelt with a single ‘d’ in the 1871 and 1881 census returns

*** In the 1911 Census return Carneddau is declared to have four rooms excluding scullery, landing, lobby, closet, bathroom, warehouses, office, and shop.