In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Penboyr like this:
PENBOYR, a parish in Newcastle-in-Emlyn district, and county of Carmarthen; near the Sarn-Helen way, 4 miles S W of Llandyssil r. station, and 4 S E of Newcastle-in-Emlyn. Post-town, Newcastle-in-Emlyn, under Carmarthen. Acres, 6, 876. Real property, £3, 285. Pop.in 1851, 1, 271; in 1861, 1, 146. ...
Houses, 263. The property is much subdivided. There are many tumuli. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelry of Trinity, in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £325.* Patron, Earl Cawdor. The old church stands near a Romancamp, where coins have been found; and a new church, in the early English style, was built in 1864.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Penboyr in Carmarthenshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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