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.
Llanfynydd is now part of Carmarthenshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Carmarthenshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llanfynydd itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanfynydd in Carmarthenshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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