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"LLANGUNNOCK (LLAN-GYNOG), a parish, in the higher division of the hundred of DERLLYS, union and county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 6 miles (S.W. by S.) from Carmarthen; containing 800 inhabitants. . . It comprises about 5429 acres of good land, chiefly arable, and has been greatly improved since the year 1806 . . . the greater part of it being now in a good state of cultivation. The surrounding scenery, with few exceptions, is tame and uninteresting, though some of the distant views are picturesque and beautiful . . . The soil is poor, rocky, and barren, and the chief produce is oats and barley, with a little wheat. The manor of Penryn, which is co-extensive with the parish, contains an ancient family mansion called Cwm, situated in a well-wooded, romantic spot . . . The church, dedicated to St. Cynog, is a very plain edifice, consisting of two aisles . . . There are places of worship for Baptists and Independents. Here is a parochial school, on the common in the manor of Penryn, said to have been founded by Judge Vaughan, of Derllys . . . There is also a Sunday school, in which fifty males and females are taught gratuitously by the dissenters. . . " [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 Gynnog

Parish entry  for Llangynog (otherwise Llangunnock) 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

PR prior to 1775  'destroyed by fire' according to 1831 survey

Parish registers: Christenings (1813-1992), Marriages (1768-75, 1783-1965), Burials (1813-1992) are at the National Library of Wales with Mf copies at Carm.RO

Copy ts PR index CB (1813-75) M (1813-37) at Carm.RO

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1693-1700, 1703, 1707-8, 1711, 1713, 1716-18, 1720, 1722, 1724-30, 1732-51, 1753-67, 1769-76, 1778-9, 1781-1800, 1802-12, 1814-55, 1857-67, 1870-2, 1876-8, 1880-1) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS.

An Index to Christenings (1813-1875) and Marriages (1813-1875) is available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS.

Marriage index for this parish - see Dyfed Marriages, 1813-1837, Vol. 14 - Derllys 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 Llangynog  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)

Place names from the C19th Tithe Apportionment schedules. Contributed by Darris Williams


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

Land and Property

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


Public Records

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


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[Gareth Hicks : 21 Dec 2012]

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