Westfa  Carmarthenshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Westfa like this:

WESTFA, a hamlet in Llanelly parish, Carmarthen; near Llanelly. Real property, £3,284; of which £26 are in mines, £8 in quarries, and £40 in railways. Pop. in 1851, 1,094; in 1861, 1,511. Houses, 289. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of the coal, iron, tin, and copper trades.

The location is the house, just north east of Felin Foel, marked as "Westfa" on the Ordnance Survey 1:2,500 map of 1878-80 included in the web site (accessed 6 Nov 2011; see also, accessed 6 Nov 2011). However, Westfa was one of the five hamlets into which Llanelli parish was sub-divided. Additional information about this locality is available for Llanelli

Westfa through time

Westfa is now part of Carmarthenshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Carmarthenshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Westfa itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Westfa in Carmarthenshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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