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Merthyr, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Merthyr, a parish in Carmarthenshire, on the river Cowin, 4 miles W of Carmarthen. Post town, Carmarthen. Acreage, 3076; population of the civil parish, 287; of the ecclesiastical, 219. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £237 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. Madame Bevan, of the Welsh Circulating Schools,was born at Derllys Court in this parish, and was baptized and married in the parish church. There is in the church a perfect copy of the second edition of the Welsh Bible by Bishop Parry, printed in black-letter type in 1620.

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 districtCarmarthen1837 - 1935

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 Merthyr from 1837 to 1935 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 Merthyr 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 districtSA33
Post TownCarmarthen