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Llangathen, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Llangatuen, a village and a parish in Carmarthenshire. The village stands on the river Towy, 3½ miles W of Llan-dilo-fawr. Post town, Llandilo (R.S.O.) The parish contains also the hamlets of Berthlwyd, Brynhafod, Dryslwyn, Allty-gar, Tregynin, Llan Blaenynis, Cwmysgifarowg, Ysgwyn, and Mountain. Acreage, 5609; population, 750. Al er½lasney and Cwrt Henry are chief residences. Dryslwyn Castle was a fortified place, erected in the time of Edward I. by one of the princes of the house of Dynevor; stood on the summit of a great hill projecting into the valley of the Towy, and is now represented by extensive earthworks, ivy-covered walls, and a tower. Grongar Hill possesses interest in connection with verses of the poet Dyer. Limestone and lead ore are found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £130 with residence. Patron, the Bishop oi. St David's. The church is dedicated to St Cathan, is ancient, and contains a monument to Bishop Rudd.

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 districtLlandilofawr1837 - 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 Llangathen from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Llandilofawr Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llangathen 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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