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Llanfairarybryn, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Llanfairarybryn, a parish in Carmarthenshire. The parish lies on the Sarn Helen Way, on the rivers Bran and Towy, at the S end of Cilicwm Forest, 1 mile N of Llan-dovery. Post town, Llandovery (R.S.O.) Acreage, 22,91of land and 76 of water; population of the civil parish, 1157; of the ecclesiastical, 736. The former parish church is on the site of a Roman station, and is now used as a chapel of ease to Llandovery, another church having been built. The name Llanfairarybryn signifies " Mary's Churchon the bill." The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £219 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's.

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 districtLlandovery1837 - 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 Llanfairarybryn from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Llandovery Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanfairarybryn 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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