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Eglwys Cummin, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Eglwys-Cummm, a parish in Carmarthenshire, near the coast, 4 miles W of Laugharne, and 7 SE of Whitland station on the G.W.R. Post town, St Clears. Acreage, 3724; population, 240. Two subterranean streams pass beneath the surface to the sea. There are ruins of two castles. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £156. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is situated on high ground, some 500 feet above the sea-level, and in a commanding position. It is of very early date, and built in the centre of an extensive earthwork or rath, which forms the present churchyard, being raised some 5 or 6 feet above the level of the adjacent ground, and surrounded as to a large part by an earthen rampart. The roof is stone-vaulted, of sharp pitch, and tradition and appearance alike suggest that it was built on a centring of earth instead of the usual wooden frame. There is an ogam stone kept in the church for preservation. The Latin inscription is-"Avitoria Filia Cunigni," in capitals.

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 districtNarberth1837 - 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 Eglwys Cummin from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Narberth Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Eglwys Cummin 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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