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From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833)

KILLYMAENLLWYD (CÎL Y MAENLLWYD), a parish partly in the lower division of the hundred of DERLLYS, county of CARMARTHEN, and partly in the hundred of DUNGLEDDY, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (N. by E.) from Narberth, containing 609 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the banks of the river Tâf, which here separates the counties of Carmarthen and Pembroke, and, with a very small exception, is enclosed and in a good state of cultivation. The surrounding scenery, though not characterized by any peculiarity of feature, is generally pleasing. and is agreeably diversified with wood and water. Coedllys, the seat of the family of Philipps, the heiress of which house was married to the late Lord Milford, and which is now the property of John P.A. Lloyd Philipps, of Dale Castle, in the county of Pembroke, Esq., is beautifully situated in a richly-wooded vale on the banks of the river Tâf, of which simplicity and retirement are the leading features. That part of the parish which is within the county of Pembroke maintains its own poor separately from that which is within the county of Carmarthen. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Carmarthen, and diocese of St. David's, rated in the king's books at £6. 10., and in the patronage of the King, as Prince of Wales. The church is dedicated to St. Philip and St. James. At Castel-Dauyran there is a chapel of ease; and, according to tradition, there was formerly at the same place an ancient mansion called the Castle, the property of two sisters, who jointly possessed the chapelry and the castle, of the latter of which there are no vestiges. Camden notices a quantity of Roman coins, which had been recently found in this parish; they were of impure silver, and the series reached from the time of Commodus, who first debased the coin of the empire, to the fifth tribuneship of Gordian III., A.D. 243;among them were some of Helvius Pertinax, M. Opellius, Anton inus Diadumenianus, Julius Verus Maximus, C¾lius Balbinus, Clodius Pupienus, Aquilia Severa, wife of Heliogabalus, and Sallustia Barbia Orbiana. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £159.2.

Gareth Hicks, 23 Dec 1999

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