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"LLANGLYDWEN (LLAN-GLEDWYN), a parish, in the union of NARBERTH, lower division of the hundred of DERLLYS, county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 9 miles (N.W.) from St. Clear's; containing 338 inhabitants. This parish . . . is pleasantly situated on the west of the river Tf; the surrounding scenery is richly diversified, and the adjacent country well wooded; and some parts are in a high state of cultivation. Dlwylim, is a handsome modernized mansion, romantically situated in a deep vale, though which flows the Tf, forming here a boundary between the parishes of Llanglydwen, Llanboidy, and Killymaenllwyd . . . The church, dedicated to St. Cledwyn, is a small neat edifice, and was repaired and beautified some years since, at the expense of the family at Dlwylim. There are a day school, containing thirty to forty children of both sexes, and supported by the trustees of the late Mrs. Bevan; and a Sunday school, in which from ninety to one hundred males and females are taught gratuitously, and furnished with books, &c., by a dissenting congregation." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]

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 Llan Glydwen

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

Church Records

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

Parish registers: Christenings and Burials (1765-84, 1793-1810), Marriages (1755-1811, 1814-36) are at the National Library of Wales.

Christenings ( 1814-1989), Marriages (1837-1968) , Burials ( 1813-1980) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

Mf CB (1765-84, 1793-1810) M (1755-1811, 1814-36) at Carm.RO

Copy ts PR CMB (1755-1837) at Carm.RO

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1671-2, 1675, 1678-9, 1681, 1683-4, 1686-7, 1690-1, 1693-9, 1708-11, 1713, 1715-22, 1724-37, 1739-47, 1749, 1752-7, 1759-90, 1793-5, 1797-1800, 1802-6, 1808-22, 1824-37, 1859, 1867-70, 1872-7) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS.

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 Llanglydwen as shown on the parish map on 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 Lynne Kleingertner)


Morris, Peter Lloyd. MORRIS of Llanglydwen. Dyfed FHS journal (3/292). The life and family of William Morris, shoemaker and miller of Hebron, in the 19th century


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 below for this parish.


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

Public Records

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

Held at Carmarthen Archives;

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[Gareth Hicks:  30 Oct 2011]

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