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Llangadock, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Llangadock, a small market-town and a parish in Carmarthenshire. The town stands between the rivers Sefni and Sawdde, tributaries of the Towy, near the Via Julia Montana, under offshoots of the Black Mountains, 5½ miles SW of Llan-dovery, and 251 by rail from London. It has a station on the G.W.R. and L. & N.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) It is an ancient but decayed place; had a castle, which was taken in 1204 by Rhys ap Gruffydd, and a college founded in 1283 by Bishop Bee. The church stands on a rising ground; was plundered and converted into a stable by the English soldiers in the time of Edward I.; was restored in 1889, and contains monuments of the Lloyd family. There is a small church at Gwynfe, and Baptist, Congregational, and Calvinistic Methodist chapels. A market is held on the third Thursday in the month, and fairs on 12 and IS March, the last Thursday and Friday in May, 9 and 10 July, first Thursday and Friday after 11 Sept., second Thursday after 11 Oct., and 5 and 6 Dee. The parish comprises the hamlets of Above Sawthe, Dyffryn Cidrich, and Gwynfe Quarter Bach. Acreage, 18,633; population, 1730. Glas-nevin, Abermarlais, and Tanyrallt are chief residences. A Roman camp, in regular parallelogramic form and of remarkable character, is on the summit of a detached hill, called Cam Goch, near the precipitous ridge of Trichrug, about 3-miles SW of the town. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £204 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The living of Gwynfe is a vicarage; net value, £168 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Llangadock.

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

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Land and Property

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