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Newchurch, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Newchurch, a parish in Carmarthenshire, 3 miles NW of Carmarthen. It contains several hamlets, and is sometimes called Llan Newydd. Post town, Carmarthen. Acreage, 5015; population of the civil parish, 690; of the ecclesiastical, 753. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. It also sends one member to the district council. Carmarthen county jail is in this parish although situated in the heart of Carmarthen town. There are vestiges of a Pioman and a British camp. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £129. There are Primitive Methodist and Baptist 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 districtCarmarthen1837 - 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 Newchurch from 1837 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 Newchurch 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