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St Ishmael, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Ishmael, St, a parish in Carmarthenshire, on the river Towy and Carmarthen Bay, 3½ miles NW of Kidwelly, and 8-½ SSW of Carmarthen. It contains the hamlets of Broad-laey, Hall, Iscoed, Llansaint, Treforis, and Ystrad, and the bathing village of Ferryside, the last of which has a station on the G.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office (K.S.O.) Acreage, 3583 of land, 140 of tidal water, and 939 of foreshore; population, 1315. Iscoed is the chief residence. Fishing and cockle gathering are carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £'20 2 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, stands close to the shore, and has been very beautifully restored.

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

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For births, marriages, and deaths in St Ishmael 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.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionSouth Wales
Postal districtSA17