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Conwyl, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Con-wil or Conwyl, Conwil Elfed, or Conwill-in-Elvet, a village and a parish in Carmarthenshire. The village stands on the river Gwili, 6 miles NW by N of Carmarthen, and has a station (Conwil) on the Carmarthen and Cardigan branch of the G.W.R., and a post office (Conwyl-Elfed, R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Carmarthen. Acreage, 13,100; population, 1567. There are a large British camp, a remarkable earthwork, called the Line, about 18 feet high and IJ mile long, and fragments of one of the largest crom-lechs in Wales. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Abernant, in the diocese of St David's. The church is good, and there are Baptist, Calvinistic Methodist, and Congregational chapels.

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 districtCarmarthen1837 - 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 Conwyl from 1837 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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