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Llandebie or Llandybie, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Llandebie or Llandybie, a village and a parish in Carmarthenshire. The village stands 5 miles S of Llandilo Fawr, is a pretty place contiguous to an escarpment of dolomitic rock forming the N boundary of the Carmarthen coalfield, and has a station on the G.W.R. and L. & N.W.R., and a post and money order office (R.S.O.); telegraph office at the railway station. Fairs are held on Whit-Wednesday and Thursday, 16 July and 26 Dec. The parish contains also the hamlets of Derwydd, Pistill, Gara, Fferemfawr, Glyntay, Blayne, Piode, and Tyr Eosser. Acreage, 10,798; population of the civil parish, 4388; of the ecclesiastical, 3903. Glynhir, Derwydd House, Blainau, and Dyffryn are chief residences. Coal and limestone are worked. The parish council consists of fifteen members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £267 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church is dedicated to St Tybien, has a lofty embattled tower, and contains a monument to Sir Henry Vaughan, who was in the army of Charles I. There are Baptist, Calvinistic Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels.

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

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Land and Property

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