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"LLANDEVEYSON (LLAN-DYFEISANT), a parish, in the union of LLANDILO-VAWR, lower division of the hundred of CAYO, county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES; comprising part of the market and post-town of Llandilo-Vawr, on the eastern boundary of it; and containing 267 inhabitants. It is situated on the river Towy: the lands, which are tolerably fertile, are, with the exception of a very small portion, inclosed . . . A very considerable portion of this parish is occupied by Newton Park, the property of Lord Dynevor, which comprehends within its limits, besides his lordship's modern residence, the site and venerable ruins of Dynevor Castle . . . The church is a small edifice, situated within the limits of Newton Park, and is supposed to have been built on the site of a Roman temple, upon the foundation of which its northern angle is said to rest. . . " [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]


Monumental inscriptions for Llandyfeisant Church are available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS.

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


Griffiths, G. Milwyn. A Visitation of the Archdeaconry of Carmarthen, 1710   National Library of Wales journal. 1974, Summer Vol XVIII/3. Includes the parish of Llandefoysaint

Church Records

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

PR CMB (1755-82) recorded in 1933 apparently lost

Parish registers: Christenings (1784-1946), Marriages (1784-1953), Banns (1784-1902) and Burials (1813-1970) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1813-22, 1824-7, 1832-5, 1838-M, 1850-1, 1853-8, 1860, 1862, 1864, 1869-71) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS.

Marriage index for this parish - see Dyfed Marriages, 1813-1837, Vol. 20 - Cayo Hundred (Dyfed Family History Society, c1989)

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

No non-conformist chapels found in this parish

Description and Travel

The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., byJones, I.G. & Williams, D.   UWP,   Cardiff, 1976.  These statistics for this parish are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;

Places, villages, farms etc within Llandyfeisant parish  as shown on the online parish map from 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 Gareth Hicks)

Photographs and description of Dynevor Castle.


Gittins, R. Dinefwr Castle, Llandysul, Gomer Press (1984) 27 p., ill. (some col.), 1 plan. [ISBN: 0863830323 (pbk)]

Lloyd, Sir John E., (Ed.). A History of Carmarthenshire (2 vols.), Cardiff, London Carmarthenshire Society (1935, 1939). With the kind permission of the publishers sundry extracts from this book can be accessed on some parish pages, here are some for this parish;-

Land and Property

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Documents at the National Library of Wales:


Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;


Davies, J.D. A brief history of Llandyfaelog School: talfyriad o'i hanes, [Llandyfaelog], [Llandyfaelog V.C.P. School?] (1998) 37 p., ill. (some col), facsim., ports.
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[Gareth Hicks : 19 Dec 2012]

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