In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llanfynydd like this:
LLANFYNYDD, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Llandilo-fawr district, Carmarthen. The village stands on an affluent of the river Towy, 6 miles NW of Llandilo-fawr r. station; and has fairs on 5 July, 13 Aug., and 11 Nov. The parish contains also the hamlets of Brisken, Cathilas, Clynynnos, Crachyty, Eskercam, Eskerevan, Cilangwr, Eskergarn, Gothylon, Pan tarfion, Cornoyron, Penrhos, and Cwmban; and its posttown is Dryslwyn, under Carmarthen. Acres, 10,744. Real property, £4,017. ...
Pop. in 1851,1,376; in 1861, 1,230. Houses, 253. The decrease of pop. arose from the migration of agricultural labourers to mining and manufacturing localities. The property is subdivided. There are remains of an ancient camp. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £.150. Patron, the Bishop of St. David's. The church is dedicated to St. Egwad, and was restored in 1861. There are an endowed school with £37 a year, and other charities £23.The sub-district contains also two other parishes. Acres, 11,790. Pop., 1,410. Houses, 289.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanfynydd in Carmarthenshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th August 2014
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