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"Of the five churches which formerly existed [in the town of Carmarthen], only those of St Peter and Llanllwch are remaining; the others, not being used for sacred purposes, have long since been suffered to fall into decay. . . The church or chapel of Llanllwch is not distinguished by any remarkable architectural features: the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Vicar of St. Peter's; net income £108. . . near Llanlwch are some remains of an extensive encampment; and an entrenchment on a smaller scale, which was propably thrown up during the great civil war, may be seen in a field near the gas-works. . ." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]


  • St Mary, Manor Way, Llanllwch, Church in Wales

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llan-llwch 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

Some church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by   I.G Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,   Cardiff, 1976. The names are those of the informants

  • Llanllwch Church       "An ancient chapelry, made the Church of a District Chapelry under the 16 sec of 59 Geo 3. cap 124, in Nov 1843"                      Thomas Williams, Minister

Church Records

Dyfed FHS have photographs and data relating to various churches and chapels on their site

PR CB (1775-95?) recorded in 1831 apparently lost

Parish registers: Christenings (1800-1859), Marriages (1754-1970), Banns (1824-1833) and Burials (1796-1943) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

Copy ts PR index CB (1813-75) M (1754-1875) at NLW and Carm.RO

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1802-3, 1815-18, 1826-31, 1833-6, 1838-58) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS.

An Index to Christenings (1813-1875), Marriages (1754-1875) and Burials (1813-1875) is available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS.

Marriage index for this parish - see Dyfed Marriages, 1813-1837, Vol. 16 - Kidwelly Hundred (Dyfed Family History Society, c1989).

No Non-conformist chapels found here

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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


Lloyd, Sir John E., (Ed.). A History of Carmarthenshire (2 vols.), Cardiff, London Carmarthenshire Society (1935, 1939). Extracts from this book can be accessed on some parish pages, see here for this parish.



View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries


[Gareth Hicks : 27 Aug 2007]

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN386188 (Lat/Lon: 51.844369, -4.344475), Llan-llwch which are provided by: