The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

In 1868, the parish of Conwil-in-Elfet contained the following places:

"A parochial chaplry. in the hund. of Elfet, in the co. of Carmarthen, 5 miles N.W. of Carmarthen, its post town and railway station. It is situated on the river Gwili. The living is a vic. annexed to that of Abernant, in the dioc. of St David's in the patron. of the Duke of Leeds. The church is dedicated to St Michael. There are some small charities, and an endowed school. The Calvinists have a chapel. There are remains of a large cromlech.

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

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Convil Elvet 6 miles north west  of Carmarthen on the road to Newcastle; 1566 inhabitants. This is a place of great antiquity, having been originally a british settlement afterwards visited by the romans.Henry VII is supposed to have marched through it on his way to meet Richard III who is said to have encamped his forces at LLanvihangel-Yeroth in the vicinity of which a battle took place.The small rivers Bala and Gwilli run through this parish. A fair is held on November 21st. The living a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Abernant, endowed, exclusively of Abernant with only £3 per annum and a legacy of £8 by Mrs Anna Warner.The summon £5 is annually distributed among decayed housekeepers, arising from legacies by Mrs Warner of Southampton and Thomas Howell Esq. of Pencaerau.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, Comprising the Several ..., Volume 1 By Samuel Lewis  1833
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