Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Carmarthen. You may be able to find further references to Carmarthen in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
CARMARTHEN a town, a parish, a subdistrict and a district Imperial

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Carmarthen.

Place Type of entry Source
Llanllwch ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
LLANLLWCH a chapelry Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Carmarthen within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
William Camden Rest of Wales 6
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 6
Gerald of Wales Book I, Ch. 10: Carmarthen 5
Arthur Young 1776 Tour of South Wales and South Midlands 4
George Borrow Tom O' the Dingle 2
George Borrow Llandovery 2
Gerald of Wales Book II, Ch. 8: Conway 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 3: Worcester, Hereford and Wales 2
George Borrow Machynlleth 1
Gerald of Wales Book I, Ch. 6: Newport and Cardiff 1
Gerald of Wales Book II, Ch. 10: Flintshire 1
Charles Wesley Apr. 3 - Sept. 22, 1741: Bristol and S. Wales again 1
Thomas Pennant Stone to Stafford 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Johnstown 0 2
Llanllwch 0 2
Pensarn 0 1
Newchurch 0 2
Merthyr 0 2
Llan Gain 0 2
Iddole 0 2
Llangynnwr 0 3
Abergwili 1 2
Llangynog 0 2
Llandyfaelog 0 2
Hengil 0 2
Rhyd Ar Gaeau 0 2
Aber Nant 0 2
Llanpumsaint 0 2
Iscoed 0 4
Meidrum 0 3
Ystrad 0 2
Llanybri 0 2
Llanfihangel Uwch Gwili 0 1