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LLANYBYTHER

In 1868, the parish of Llanybyther contained the following places:

"LLANYBYTHER, a parish in the hundred of Cathinog, county Carmarthen, 4 miles S.W. of Lampeter, its post town. It is situated on the banks of the river Teifi, which is here crossed by a bridge, and extends as far as the river Cothi. The parish includes, with Abergorlech, four villages. There are several hills, at the base of which are traces of the Roman road Sarn Helen, which ran from Maridunum, now Carmarthen, to Loventium, the modern Llanio. In the vicinity is a small lake, called Llyn Pencarreg. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of St. David's, value £117. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. Fairs are held on the 21st June, 17th July, 1st and 21st November."

"ABERGORLECH, a village in the parish of Llanybyther, hundred of Cathinog, in the county of Carmarthen, South Wales, 6 miles N.W. of Llandilo Fawr, at the confluence of the rivers Gorlech and Cothy. The living is a curacy, vat. £60, in the diocese of St. David's, and in the patronage of the vicar."

"GLANDUAR, a village in the parish of Llanybyther, county Carmarthen, South Wales, 4 miles S.W. of Lampeter."

"PORTHYRYD, a village in the parish of Llanybyther, county Carmarthen, 4 miles S.W. of Lampeter."

"TYNYFORDD, a village in the parish of Llanybyther, county Carmarthen, 4 miles S.W. of Lampeter."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018