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"LLANMIHANGEL-RH‘SYCORN (LLAN-VIHANGEL-RH‘S-Y-CORN), a parish, in the union of LAMPETER, higher division of the hundred of CATHINOG, county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 12 miles (N.E.) from Carmarthen; containing 709 inhabitants. It is situated in the northern part of the county, and comprehends, in addition to a considerable portion of mountainous and waste land, a large tract of inclosed arable and pasture. The surrounding scenery is distinguished by features rather of a bold and striking character than of pleasing and picturesque appearance; and the views from the higher grounds embrace extensive, and in some cases interesting, prospects . . . A woolen manufacture is carried on upon a limited scale, affording employment to a small number of persons. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Llanllwny; the church is a small edifice, undistinguished by any architectural details; and occupies a dreary elevated position, remote from all habitations. There is a place of worship for the Independents. . ." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]

Business and Commerce Records

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

Church History

LLANFIHANGEL RHOSYCORN, St. Michael 1905-1909  - on the Church plans online site

Llanfihangel Rhos-y-corn Church - on the Cistercian Way site

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


Parish entry from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books)).

Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn Church - "Llanfihangel Rhos Y Corn Church is the most ancient of our (group of) churches. The oldest part of the church was built in the 13th century. The second nave was added c. 1500"

Davies, T. Eirug. Braslun o hanes eglwys Annibynnol Gwernogle ar gyfer dathlu dau can mlwyddiant y ty cwrdd, Hydref 19 a'r 20, 1949. [An Outline History of Gwernogle Independent Church]. Llandysul, 1949, 36p.

Evans Timothy. Hanes eglwys Annibynnol Gwernogle o'i chychwyniad yn 1650 hyd ddiwedd y ganrif bresenol, a'r adroddiad am y flwyddyn 1900, (Pencader, 1901), 18p.

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 Llan Fihangel Rhos y Corn

Church Records

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

Parish registers: Christenings (1768-1932), Marriages (1754-1967), Banns (1823-1937) and Burials (1768-1812), and a Facsimile of Burials (1813-1979) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

Copy ts PR index (1754-1875) at Carm.RO

Copy ts PR index C (1813-1986) M (1754-1966) B (1813-1985) at NLW

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1672, 1677-9, 1682-6, 1690-1, 1694-6, 1698-9, 1702-4, 1707, 1711, 1713, 1716-17, 1719-20, 1722, 1724-34, 1737, 1739, 1741-2, 1744-51, 1754-6, 1758-64, 1768, 1770-2, 1774-6, 1778, 1780-1, 1785-1800, 1802-35, 1853-5, 1865-7, 1872) 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. 17 - Cathinog Hundred (Dyfed Family History Society, c1989)

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

Nonconformist Chapels:

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 Llanfianghel Rhos-y-Corn 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 Merv Thomas)


Morris, Ray. GRIFFITHS of Rhos-y-Corn. Dyfed FHS journal, Vol 7/2 The author explores the possibility that an ancestor, pictured in an old photograph, was awarded the VC in 1867


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, here they are for this parish;


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


Clychau'r Cwm: the parish newspaper of Brechfa, Abergorlech & Llanfihangel Rhos-y-corn. is published by Patrick Thomas, of Brechva.

Public Records

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

Social Life and Customs

Thomas, P. Llanfihangel legends, Llanfihangel Rhos-y-corn (1989) 29 p.
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[Gareth Hicks : 17 Dec 2012]

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