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Talley or Tal y Llychau, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Talley or Tal-y-Llychau, a village and a parish in Carmarthenshire. The village stands in a deep vale at the head of two lakes, 5½ miles NNW of Talley Road station on the G.W.R., and L. & N.W.R., and 7½ N of Llandilo. It has a post and money order office under Llandilo (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Llangadock. A fair is held on 6 and 7 August. The parish includes Abernant, Cwmbyr, and Cwmdu, and comprises 7198 acres; population, 754. A Premonstratensian priory, a cell to Welbeck Abbey, was founded here by Rhys ab Gruffydd, and has left some small but interesting remains. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Davids; gross value, £194. The church was rebuilt in 1773. There are Baptist and Calvinistic Methodist 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 districtLlandilofawr1837 - 1935
Registration districtCarmarthen1935 - 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 Talley or Tal y Llychau from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Llandilofawr Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Talley or Tal y Llychau from 1935 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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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