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Llansawel, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Llansawel, a village and a parish in Carmarthenshire. The village stands on the river Cothi, amid mountain scenery with a romantic view, 8 miles NW of Llangadock and 9 N of Llandilo; was once a market-town, and has a post and money order office under Llandilo (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Pumpsaint. The parish includes the townships of Edwins-ford, Genol, Glyn, and Wen. Acreage, 10,250; population, 898. Edwinsford is the seat of the Drummond family. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Conwil Caio, in the diocese of St David's; joint net value, £170 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good. There are Congregational and Calvinistic Methodist chapels.

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


Online maps of Llansawel are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers online:

RegionSouth Wales
Postal districtSA19