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The Loughor, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Loughor, The, a river of South Wales. It rises in the Mynydd-Du mountains in Carmarthenshire, and runs about 15 miles south-south-westward to the head of the estuary called Burry river. It makes a fall in one place of 19 feet, and it forms the boundary between Carmarthenshire and Glamorgan over about 8 miles of the lower part of its course. Its name is properly Llwchwr, and was corrupted first into Lloughor, next into Loughor.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Carmarthenshire is available to browse.


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