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Myddfai or Mothvey, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Myddfai or Mothvey, a parish in Carmarthenshire, 3 miles S of Llandovery, and 3½ W of the boundary with Brecknockshire. It has fairs on 18 June and 5 November, and a post office under Llandovery (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Llandovery. Acreage, 11,767 of land nnd 103 of water; population, 786. The surface is hilly, and the rocks include lead ore. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £99 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church is ancient, and contains a monument to Bishop Owen. The churchyard has a sycamore 54 feet in girth and a yew 25 feet. There are Calvinistic Methodist and Congregational chapels.

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

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Land and Property

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