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Archifydd y Sir/ County Archivist: John Davies BA DAA

Archifdy Sir Caerfyrddin, Parc Myrddin, Waun Dew, Caerfyrddin, SA31 1DS
Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Parc Myrddin, Richmond Terrace, Carmarthen, SA31 1DS

Ffn/Phone: 01267 228232 Facs: 01267 228237
e mail: Archives@Carmarthenshire.Gov.UK
Oriau agored: Dydd Llun ar gau   Dydd Mawrth 9:30 - 7:30   Dydd Mercher - Dydd Gwener 9:30 - 5:00
Opening hours: Monday: closed    Tuesday 9:30-7:30    Wednesday-Friday 9:30-5:00



Cofnodion Cyhoeddus/ Public Records

Land Tax, 1797
Hearth Tax, 1670
Survey of Crown lands, 1560
G.R.O. Index
1881 Census Index
1841-1891 Census

L1ysoedd Chwarter Sir Caerfyrddin/ Carmarthenshire Quarter Sessions

Order/minutebooks, 1748-1752; 1794-1813; 1820-1971
Case files and papers, 1833-1971
Judges' note books, jury books, justices roll, registers of convictions and appeal books, 19th and 20th centuries

Cofnodion a roddwyd gan Glerc yr Heddwch/ Records deposited with the Clerk of the Peace

Carmarthenshire electoral registers from 1851, (Carmarthen and Llanelli constituencies from 1918 to date)
Plans of railways, roads, canals, harbours and other public undertakings, 1808-1950
Enclosure acts and awards, 1810-1873
Turnpike trust records relating to the Carmarthenshire Main Trust:
Carmarthen and Newcastle Trust, Kidwelly District Trust, Lampeter Trust, Llandeilo-Rhwnws Trust, Llandeilo and Llandybie Trust and Teifiside Trust, 1767-1845; records of the various highway boards in Carmarthenshire, 1845-1889

Y Cwrt Bach/ Petty Sessions

Minutes and registers of the various petty sessional divisions in Carmarthenshire, 19th and 20th century.

Cofnodion Ysbyty/ Hospital Records

Minutes, reports, financial records and plans of Carmarthen Infirmary, 1846-1972; St Davids Hospital 1876-1940; Pantglas Hall Llanfynydd, 1927-1960; Amman Valley Hospital, 1935-1974; County Isolation Hospital Tumble, 1937-1948

Cymdeithas Diriogaethol/ Territorial Association

Carmarthen Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association minutes, 1907-1968

Cofnodion Llongau/ Shipping Records

Crew agreements and official logbooks of ships registered in Llanelli, 1863-1913
Registers of ships and fishing boats in the ports of Llanelli, 1824-1943, and Carmarthen, 1839-1849

Cofnodion Prisio Tir/ Land Valuation Records

Valuation lists made under the Finance Act 1910, by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue; these include detailed valuations of properties in every parish in Carmarthenshire


Cyngor Sir/ County Council

Carmarthenshire County Council minutes, 1889-1974; committee minutes, deeds and files relating to the work of the various departments, 1889-1974; motor vehicle licensing records, 1907-1974; Dyfed County Council minutes, 1973-1996; Poll books and electoral registers 1722-1998 (with many omissions).

Cofnodion Addysg/ Education Records

Log Books of various schools 1862-1976; school board minutes 1871-1903; school managers minutes 1872-1973; some admission registers 19th and 20th centuries.

Bwrdd gwarcheidwaid a'r wyrcws/ Boards of Guardians and the Workhouse

Minutes and financial records of the Guardians for Carmarthen Union, 19th century-1948; Llandeilofawr Union 1836-1948; Llandovery Union, 1840-1950; Llanelli Union, c.1840-1948
Workhouse records from Penlan Carmarthen, 1866-1975; Abercennen Llandeilo, 1839-1969; Llanelli, 1913-1950

Cyngor Bwrdeistref/ Borough Records

Carmarthen: minutes, 1569-1974; calendar of mayors, bailiffs and sheriffs, 1400-1741; admission registers and lists of burgesses, poll books, rate books, deeds, rentals, financial records and maps, 18th-20th century

Kidwelly: minutes, 1634-1684 and 1710-1885

Laugharne: Charter 13th century; minutes, 1711-1911; burgess admissions, deed, rentals, accounts, correspondence and maps, 17th-20th century

Llandovery: minutes, 1798-1827, 1878-1969; rate books, burgess roll, ledgers and maps, 19th and 20th century

Cynghorau Dosbarth/ District Councils

Minutes, rate books, financial records, correspondence and plans for Llandeilo R.D.C., Llandeilo U.D.C. and Cwmamman U.D.C., c.1860-1974; Ammanford U.D.C., 1903-1974

Awdurdod Dwr/ Water Authority

Minutes, reports, accounts and correspondence of the Towy Fishery Board, 1867-1951; Carmarthenshire Rivers Catchment, 1946-1951; South West Wales River Authority, 1956-1974

Cynghorau Plwyf/ Parish Councils

Minutes, deeds, rate books, financial records and correspondence from many parishes, 1894-1974

Cofnodion Eglwysig/ Ecclesiastical Records

Church in Wales: registers of baptisms, marriages and burials of all Carmarthenshire parishes, 16th-20th century; vestry minutes, churchwardens' accounts, overseers' papers, rate books and tithe maps for some parishes, 18th-20th centuries

Nonconformist: microfilms of non-parochial registers in the Public Record Office; some original chapel records, 18th-20th centuries


Teulu ac Ystad/ Family and estate

Main collections relating to the estates of:
Golden Grove and Stackpole (Vaughan, Lort, Cawdor); Dynevor (Rice); Cynghordy and Danyrallt (Lloyd); Derwydd (Gulston); Stepney, Llanelli; Aberglasney; Cwmgwili (Philipps); Llanstephan (Davis, Morris and Philipps); Bryn Myrddin (Morris); Taliaris (Gwynne and Peel); Dolwilym (Prothero); Castell Gorfod (Buckley); Clyngwynne (Lewis-Philipps); Coedmor (Lloyd); Talardd (Lloyd and Lloyd Price), Cilcennin (JLP Thomas). These contain title deeds, rentals, correspondence, financial records, maps, diaries and personal records, 14th-20th centuries.

Cyfreithwyr/ Solicitors

Records of the firms of Trant and Richards, Carmarthen; Glasbrook, Llandeilo; W. Evans George, Newcastle Emlyn; Bishop, Ammanford; Ungoed Thomas and King, Carmarthen; J.C. Williams and Roberts, Carmarthen; Beckingsale Collection, Newcastle Emlyn. These include deeds, rentals, correspondence and maps covering many large estates including Edwinsford, Furnace House, Carmathen, Whitland Abbey, Abermarlais, Glansevin, Brunant, Llysnewydd and Dynevor, 16th-20th centuries

Cofnodion Busnes/ Business records

John Francis and son, estate agents: records include deeds, wills, rentals and maps relating to various estates including Ffynnone (Colby) and Llanllawddog (Lloyd), 16th-20th centuries; a collection of over 1,000 sale catalogues relating to properties in Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire, 19th and 20th centuries.
Records of firms including Waddle Engineering, Llanelli; Buckleys Brewery, Llanelli; Greenfield Works, Llanelli; C J Edwards' supply stores, Bynea; and of the woollen industry in the Teifi Valley, 19th and 20th centuries; Emlyn Anthracite Colliery, 19th-20th centuries.

Cymdeithasau/ Societies

Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society collection includes borough records; police records; ecclesiastical records; poor law records; education records; maps; railway plans and a series of scrapbooks containing title deeds, cuttings, pictorial and antiquarian material. Records of Carmarthenshire Women's Institutes; United Counties Hunters' Society, Llanelli; Constituency Labour Party, Ferryside; R.N.L.I.; Carmarthen branch of A.S.L.E.F., 20th century and other trade union and friendly society records.

Mapiau Arolwg Ordnans/ Ordnance Survey Maps

25 inch: First edition c.1880s (mainly for the eastern half of the County)
25 inch: Second edition- 1906 covering about 90% of the County)
6 inch: Provisional Edition [1953]
2 1/2 inch: Provisional Edition [1956]
1 inch: First Edition [1830]
10ft to the mile of Carmarthen town [1888]

Information provided by the Carmarthen Record Office. Last updated 2 August 2004.

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