Llangathen  Carmarthenshire


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

LLANGATHEN, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Llandilo-fawr district, Carmarthen. The village stands on the river Towy, near the Carmarthen and Llandilo railway, and near Grongar Hill, 3 miles W of Llandilofawr; and has fairs on 16 April, and 22 Sept. The parish contains also the hamlets of Berthlwyd, Biynhafod, Di.yslwyn, Alltygar, Tregynin, Llan-Blaenynis, Cwmysgifarowg, Ysgwyn, and Mountain; and its Post town is Llandilo, under Carmarthen. ...

Acres, 5,513. Real property, £5,992. Pop., 977. Houses, 206. The property is divided among a few. Aberglasney and Cwrt-Henry are chief residences. Dryslwyn Castle was a fortified place, erected in the time of Edward I., by one of the princes of the house of Dynevor; stood on the summit of a great hill, projecting into the Towy's valley; and is now represented by extensive earth-works, ivy-covered walls, and a tower. Grongar hill possesses interest in connexion with verses of the poet Dyer. Limestone and lead ore are found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £130. Patron, the Bishop of St. David's. The church is dedicated to St. Cathan, is in good condition, and contains a monument to Bishop Rudd. Charities, £12.—The sub-district contains also Llanegwad parish. Acres, 17,843x. Pop., 2,897. Houses,

Llangathen through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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