a historic county in Dyfed, in W Wales.
Historical Examples

But there are two phantom hunt legends belonging to Cardiganshire.
Stranger Than Fiction Mary L. Lewes

The wedding, he stated, took place at Tregaron, Cardiganshire.
Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen

This has been interpreted as Cardigan, the ancient designation of Cardiganshire being Keridigion.
King Arthur in Cornwall W. Howship (William Howship) Dickinson

It was reported that the Bard had perished on the Cardiganshire Hills.
The Tourist’s Guide through the Country of Caernarvon P. B. Williams

“In the humble town of Tregaron, in Cardiganshire,” replied Twm.
The Comical Adventures of Twm Shon Catty T. J. Llewelyn Prichard

This Sir David was a famous dealer in the black art, who lived in Cardiganshire.
British Goblins Wirt Sikes

In Pembrokeshire, and in one of the divisions of Cardiganshire, the destruction was carried on in the same wholesale manner.
Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria’s Reign John Ashton

The bell of Blaenporth, Cardiganshire, was noted for thus warning the neighbours.
British Goblins Wirt Sikes

He next laid siege to Lampeter Castle, in Cardiganshire, and after a long siege reduced it.
Cassell’s History of England, Vol. I (of 9) Anonymous

In buildings of interest Cardiganshire is singularly deficient.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3 Various

a former county of W Wales: became part of Dyfed in 1974; reinstated as Ceredigion in 1996


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