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Brechfa, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Brechfa, a parish in Carmarthenshire, on the river Cothi, 7 miles N of Nantgaredig station on the Central Wales and Carmarthen Junction branch of the L. & N.W.R., 8 NW by W of Llandilo, and 12 NE of Carmarthen. It has a post office under Nantgaredig (R. S.O.), which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 534; population, 85. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £74. The church is good.

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.

Ancient CountyCarmarthenshire 
County Court districtLlandilo 
DioceseSt. Davids 
Petty-Sessional DivisionLlandilo 
Poor Law unionLlandilofawr 
Registration districtLlandilofawr1837 - 1935
Rural DeaneryLlandilo 

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

Church Records

The registers of baptisms and burials date from the year 1780, marriages 1806.


Church of England

St. Teilo (parish church)

The church of St. Teilo, built in 1893 at a cost of £1,300, is a building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch, and a turret containing 1 bell. The church affords 120 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Brechfa from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Brechfa 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 districtSA32
Post TownCarmarthen