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Pigot & Co. South Wales directory for 1844

The information  below relating to Llanelli with Loughor, Pembrey, Burry Port and Neighbourhoods was extracted  by Gareth Hicks with the kind permission of the publishers from the CD of the same title as the main heading. (Archive CD Books)

Llanelli with Loughor, Pembrey, Burry Port and Neighbourhoods

See the 1830 extract for a full general description of Llanelly itself.

The parish of Llanelly (which comprises the hamlets of Berwick, Borough Glyn Hengoed and Westfa) contained, in 1831, 7,646 inhabitants; and in 1841, 11,115.


Loughor is a borough and parish, in the hundred of Swansea, county of Glamorgan, 4 miles from Llanelly, on the road to Swansea, situated on the river of its name - which stream is the boundary here of the counties of Glamorgan and  Carmarthen - the intercourse between which is maintained by means of a handsome wooden bridge, of considerable length.

The smelting of copper was formerly carried on here largely; but now, independent of the coal works, the most prominent business is the extensive chymical works of Mr Player, where are manufactured naptha, sugar of lead &c.

Loughor is a contributory borough with Swansea and other places named under that town, in returning a member to parliament. Population of the borough and parish, in 1831, 945; in 1841, 854.


Pembrey is a village and parish, in the hundred of Carnwallan, county of Carmarthen, about four miles from Llanelly.

The manufacture of iron was formerly carried on in this parish to a considerable extent, and large sums of money were expended in opening bituminous collieries, and constructing a commodious harbour and wet-dock, called 'Pembrey harbour'. These collieries have ceased to to be wrought for some years, but there is a probability of their being re-opened, and the harbour brought again into requisition.

Population of the parish, in 1831, 2,645; in 1841, 2,850.

About half a mile to the east of Pembrey, another harbour called Burry Port, has been formed, with a floating dock, where vessels of five hundred tons burthen can be loaded afloat. A canal communicates with the Gwendraeth valley, where there are some extensive collieries at work, producing anthracite or stone-coal, culm, &c. At Trimsaran, five miles from Burry Port, on the canal, the Trimsaran Iron and Coal Company have erected iron works, and two furnaces are now in blast, producing the so much celebrated anthracite iron.

The population of Burry Port is, we presume, returned with Pembrey parish.

Post Office, Thomas-street, Jane Challinder, Post Mistress. - Letters from London, Bristol, Swansea, &c arrive every afternoon at half-past five, and are despatched every morning at half-past five. - Letters from Milford Haven, Carmarthen, &c together with those from Ireland arrive every morning at half-past nine, and are despatched every afternoon at twenty minutes past two.

Nobility, Gentry and Clergy

Academies & Schools


(See also Coal & c Proprietors; and also Fire &c Office Agents)


Bakers & Flour Dealers




Boot & Shoe Makers


Cabinet Makers

Chain Makers

Chymists & Druggists

Chymist - Manufacturing

Coal Proprietors and Merchants



Copper Smelters

Corn & Flour Merchants

Curriers & Leather Cutters

Earthenware Manufactory

Fire &c Office Agents

Flannel Manufacturers

Grocers and Tea Dealers

Marked thus * are also Drapers

(See also Linen Drapers, likewise Shopkeepers, & also Ship Chandlers)


(See also Taverns & Public Houses)

Iron Founders & Engineers


Joiners and Carpenters

Linen & Woollen Drapers

(See also under head Grocers)




Milliners & Dress Makers

Painters & Glaziers

Porter Merchants

Printers & Book Binders


Sail Makers

Ship Brokers

Ship Builders

Ship Chandlers

Shopkeepers & Dealrs in Groceries & Sundries

Stone Masons




Tallow Chandlers

Taverns & Public Houses

Retailers of Beer

Timber Merchants

Watch and Clock Makers

Wine and Spirit Merchants


Custom House, Sea Side

Harbour Office, Sea Side


Conveyance by Railway


Conveyance by Water

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