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"LLANVYNYDD (LLAN-FYNYDD), a parish, in the union of LLANDILO-VAWR, lower division of the hundred of CATHINOG, county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 6 miles (N.W.) from Llandilo-Vawr; containing 1358 inhabitants. This parish, which is of very considerable extent, containing 11,000 acres, is pleasantly situated near the source of the river Sannan . . . the lands are for the greater part inclosed and cultivated, and the soil is tolerably fertile. Fairs are held annually in the village on July 5th, August 13th, and Novemeber 10th. The place constitutes a prebend in the Collegiate Church of Brecknock . . The church, dedicated to St. Egwad, is not entitled to architectural notice. There are places of worship for Calvinistic Methodists and Baptists. A day school, containing 20 children of both sexes, was endowed in 1738, by the Rev. D. Jones . . . There are also three Sunday schools, in one of which, supported by subscription, are forty males and females, who attend the Established Church; the other two appertain to the the dissenters, and afford gratuitous instruction to 120. . ." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]


Roberts, Gomer Morgan. Morgan Rhys, Llanfynydd. G.M. Roberts (1951) 24 p., ill. (Series: Cyfres yr emynwyr.)


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llanfynydd 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

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Egwad's Church

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

  • Llanfynydd Parish Church                    William Harris,Vicar
  • Spite   CM          Erected in 1771, rebuilt in 1838       David Williams, Deacon
  • Amor, village     Calvinistic Baptists      Erected in 1830        David Jones, Deacon, Hafodforgan
  • Carmel  CM       Erected in 1850        Thomas Thomas, Deacon
  • Footnote says the returns for the above 3 chapels is in the same hand apart from "the signs"


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

  • St Egwad
  • Incumbent and Curates; R Curzon-Jones
  • Rural Deanery of  Llandilo
  • Acreage 10,850 ; Population 581

Evans, D.S. O Fanc y Spite:atgofion am gapel y Methodistiaid yn Llanfynydd, Llanbedr Pont Steffan, Ceredigion, Gwasg Edwin Mellen (1997) xiv, 337 p., 46 p. of plates, ill. [ISBN: 0773486542] [Llanfynydd Calvinistic Methodist Chapel - History]

Church Records

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

Parish registers: Christenings (1692-1812), Marriages (1692-1782, 1797-1967), Banns (1823-78) and Burials (1692-1940) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

Copy ts PR index CB (1813-1989) M (1698-1875) at NLW and Carm.RO

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1672, 1678-9, 1681, 1683-4, 1686-7, 1693, 1696-8, 1701-3, 1707, 1716-17, 1719-22, 1725-31, 1733-57, 1759-73, 1775-82, 1786-1800, 1802-56) 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:

  • Amor (Baptist, c1795), Llanfynydd village              Members (1899-1900) NLW Ms 18117C                      On Dyfed FHS
  • Carmel (Calvinistic Methodist, bef 1850), near Cefnbrisgen farm in upper part of parish                SN58152916          Built 1850/1. Enlarged 1875, rebuilt 1908               Coflein  
  • Spite (Calvinistic Methodist, 1738), Llanfynydd village                         On Dyfed FHS          Spite Llanfynydd CM chapel - still open in 2006

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Llanfynydd which are provided by:

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;

  • Area 10744 acres; Population 659 males, 717 females, total 1376

Places, villages, farms etc within Llanfynydd 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 Mary Greatorex)

  • Llanfynydd (11); Aber Sannan, Afon Cothi, Afon Dulas, Afon Felindre, Afon Sannan, Allt Enoch, Beill bedw, Blaen-Sannan, Brisgen-isaf, Bron-y-glyn, Bryn-yr-eglwys Parc, Cefn-brisgen, Clawdd-Owen, Crachdy-isaf, Crachdy-uchaf, Crach-gelli-fawr, Cwm-delli, Dyffryn, fords, Fortress, Graig, Gwaelod-y-maes, Hafod farm, Llanfynydd, Llwyn-y-fedwen, Llwyn-yr-fyn, Maes-pant, Maes-yr-haidd, mills, Mynydd Figyn, Pant, Pant-glas, Pant-y-cerid, Pant-y-fynnon, Pant-yr-odyn, Pen-lan, Pentarch, Pen-y-garn,  Pen-y-rhos-isaf, Pistyll-north, Pistyll-south, pond, Rhandir, Rhyd-y-Gwial, Tic Ifan-Ddu, Ty'r-pob, Whitlera

Llanfynydd - on Wikipedia

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llanfynydd 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

Land and Property

Held at Carmarthen Archives;

  • Printed tithe apportionments 1841-1843 for Llandybie, Llanfynydd and Llandeilo fawr parishes.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN558276 (Lat/Lon: 51.928147, -4.098653), Llanfynydd which are provided by:


Held at Carmarthen Archives;

  • Llanfynydd school; governors minute book.

[Gareth Hicks: 17 Dec 2012]