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Burry Port, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Burry Port, a seaport in the parish of Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, adjacent to Pembrey village, with a station called Pembrey and Burry Port on the G.W.R., 4 miles W of Llanelly. It is situated at the north side of the mouth of the Burry river or inlet. There is an excellent harbour and two floating docks. Anthracite coal and fire-clay are exported. Collieries, copper and white-lead works are in the neighbourhood, and there is a mineral railway belonging to the Burry Port and Gwendraeth Vale Railway Company. Burry Port has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.), a church, erected in 1877 as a chapel of ease to Pembrey parish church, and Congregational, Baptist, Cal-vinistic Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels. There are a customhouse, a coastguard station, and a very fine beach, with a beautiful stretch of sand, affording facilities for bathing.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Registration districtLlanelly1903 - 1974

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Land and Property

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