Llangan  Pembrokeshire


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

LLANGAN, a parish in the district of Narberth and counties of Pembroke and Carmarthen; on the river Taff and on the South Wales railway, 2 miles WNW of Whitland r. station, and 5½ NE by E of Narberth. I+. contains the village of Camvelin; and its post-town is Whitland, under Narberth. Acres of the Pembroke portion, 194; of the Carmarthen position, 4,758. ...

Real property of the whole, £3,256. Pop. of the P. portion, 37; of theportion, 604. Houses, 6 and 129. The property is divided among a few. Whitland Abbey, a modern mansion, on the site of the monastic Abba Landa, is the seat of the Hon. W. Yelverton. The monastic house originated in a cell planted by Paulinus, in the 5th century; was founded, for Cistertian monks, by Bishop Bernard, in 1143; and is now represented by little else than some portions of clustered pillars. TyGwyn-ar-Tav, or the White House of Howel Dha, stood near the monastery's site; consisted of withy rods; and was the place where Howel Dha's 13 wise men, in 926, composed the laws of Wales. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £86. Patron, the Bishop of St. David's. The church is dedicated to St. Canna, and is tolerable.

Llangan through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th June 2024

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