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Cenarth or Kenarth, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Cenarth or Kenarth, a hamlet and a parish in Carmarthenshire. The hamlet lies on the river Teifi, 3 miles W by N of Newcastle-Emlyn, and has a post and money order office; telegraph office, Newcastle-Emlyn. The parish includes also the town of Newcastle-Emlyn, and the hamlet of Penrherber. Acreage, 6530; population of the civil parish, 1530; of the ecclesiastical district, 381. The Teifi is crossed at Cenarth hamlet by a picturesque bridge of two spans, falls immediately above the bridge over a bold ledge of rocks, and has there a famous salmon-leap, at which 100 fish have been taken in a single morning. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £100 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel. In the field opposite the church called Parcydommen may be seen an interesting tumulus, and in the churchyard an ancient monumental stone (stated to be 1300 years old) with the inscription CVRCAGN —FlL'ANDAGELL (Curcagni Fili Andagilli).

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Registration districtNewcastle in Emlyn1837 - 1935
Registration districtCarmarthen1935 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Cenarth or Kenarth from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Newcastle in Emlyn Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Cenarth or Kenarth from 1935 to 1974 you should search for the Carmarthen Registration District.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Carmarthenshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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