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Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Ferryside, a village in St Ishmael parish, Carmarthenshire, on the river Towy, near its mouth, 4 miles NW of Kid-welly. It has a station on the G.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) It is a pretty place; overlooks a great expanse of tidal sand; is a rising wateringplace, frequented by the people of Carmarthen and neighbouring town; and possesses the recommendations of beautiful situation, pure air, excellent bathing ground, and command of excursions. '-An extensive cockle fishery is carried on. There is a chapel of ease to St Ishmael parish church, and there are Baptist, Calvinistic Methodist, and Congregational chapels.

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

Land and Property

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


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RegionSouth Wales
Postal districtSA17