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CILRHEDYN

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

"CILRHEDYN, (or Kilrhedin), a parish in the hundreds of Kilgerran and Elvet, in the county of Pembroke and county of Carmarthen, 6 miles S.W. of Newcastle-Emlyn, its post town. It is situated on the river Cuch, and contains the hamlets of Capel-Evan, Pentych, Cwmcych, Cwmforgan, and Blananllyn. There are the ruins of Kilrhedin Castle, surrounded by varied scenery. The village is considerable. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of St. David's, value £378, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to St. Teilo, was restored in 1855. In the churchyard is an inscribed stone with Ogham characters.

"BLANANLLYN, a village in the parish of Cilrhedyn, hundred of Elvet, in the county of Carmarthen, South Wales, 4 miles to the S. of Newcastle Emlyn."

"CAPEL-EVAN, a village in the parish of Cilrhedyn, county of Carmarthen, South Wales, 3 miles from Newcastle-Emlyn."

"CWMCYCH, a village in the parish of Cilrhedyn, in the county of Carmarthen, 3 miles S.W. of Newcastle-Emlyn."

"CWMFORGAN, a village in the parish of Cilrhedyn, in the county of Carmarthen, 5 miles S.W. of Newcastle-Emlyn."

"PENTYCH, a hamlet in the parish of Cilrhedyn, county Carmarthen, 4 miles S.W. of Newcastle-in-Emlyn."

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