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Llanfihangel-ar-Arth, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Llanfihangel-ar-Arth, a village and a parish in Carmarthenshire. The village stands on the river Teifi, at the boundary with Cardiganshire, 3 miles N of Peneader station on the Manchester and Milford railway, and the Carmarthen and Cardigan branch of the G.W.R., 3 E of Llandyssil, and 12 E of Newcastle Ernlyn, and has a bridge. It has a post office (R.S.O.); money order office, Pencadar; telegraph office, Llandyssil. Fairs are held on 1 Jan., 12 May, aud 10 Oct. The parish contains also the hamlets of Blaenan, Cwmarles, Gwyddil, Gwyddgrug, Pencader, and Vro. Acreage, 16,602; population, 2058. Hywel was defpated here in 1039 by Grufydd ab Llewelyn, and Henry II. received here in 1162 the submission of Rhys ab Grufydd. There are some barrows. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £179 with residence. The church. commands a fine view.

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 districtNewcastle in Emlyn1837 - 1935
Registration districtCarmarthen1935 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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