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  • St Elli, Church Road, Llanelli, Church in Wales
  • St Mary the Virgin, King Street, Brynmawr, Church in Wales

  • Chapel, Heads of the Valleys Road, Gilwern, Primitive Methodist


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llanelly area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

History and Description of Llanelly Parish Church by Jeffrey Thomas.

Photographs of St Elli's Church and Bethlehem Chapel (Llanelly), and Ebenezer and English Wesleyan chapels (Clydach) on John Ball's Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection webpages.

Church Records

Detailed information on deposited registers and transcripts for this parish is given under Records Held on the Gwent Archives website.

As a guide only, the principal extant parochial church records for this parish span the dates shown below (as detailed in Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 2000) but exact current holdings should be confirmed with the individual Archives:

  • Baptisms 1701-1924; Marriages 1701-52, 1754-1933; Burials 1708-1811, 1813-1925; Banns 1842-1921 Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at the NLW and/or Gwent Archives. Bishops Transcripts for various periods are held at the NLW.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Llanelly which are provided by:

Walking in Clydach Gorge

Clydach Ironworks - photographs on John Ball's website.

A Photo Essay of Brynmawr by Jeffrey Thomas

Places, villages, farms etc., in Llanelly parish as shown on the parish map on the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R. J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by John Ball)

  • Llanelly [77] - Blackrock, Blaen Dyar, Blaen-nant, Brynmawr, Cabier Dyar, Cheltenham, Clydach, Clydach Bridge, Clydach Station, Colliery, Cwm Nant-garn, Dan-y-graig, Daren Disgwylfa, Daren-felen, Dyffryn-mawr, Gelli-felen, Gilwern, Glaslwn Court, Lime Works, Llam-march, Llanelly, Lower Common, Neuadd, Pant-y-beiliau, Pen-y-lan-fach, Tir-Gunter, Twyn Wenallt, Ty-mawr, Ty-uchaf, Ty-gwyr.

Description of Brynmawr from Theophilus Jones's The History of Brecknockshire revised in 1909.


The transcription of the section for Llanelly from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llanelly has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO232148 (Lat/Lon: 51.826478, -3.115832), Llanelly which are provided by: