In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llanfyrnach like this:
LLANFYRNACH, or LLANVERNACH, a village and a parish in the district of Newcastle-in-Emlyn and county of Pembroke. The village stands on the river Taff, near the boundary with Carmarthen, under Llanfyrnach hills, near Precelly mountain, 9½ miles SW of Newcastle-Emlyn r. station; and is a considerable place. The parish comprises 6,328 acres; and its Post town is Cardigan. Real property, £3,770; of which £200 are in mines. Pop., 934. Houses, 212. The property is divided among a few. Lead ore is mined, and there are mineral springs. Tumuli and standing stones are near the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St, David's. Value, £176.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is dedicated to St. Byrnach, and was reported in 1859 as not good.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanfyrnach in Pembrokeshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd September 2014
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