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Llan-llwch

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"Of the five churches which formerly existed [in the town of Carmarthen], only those of St Peter and Llanllwch are remaining; the others, not being used for sacred purposes, have long since been suffered to fall into decay. . . The church or chapel of Llanllwch is not distinguished by any remarkable architectural features: the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Vicar of St. Peter's; net income £108. . . near Llanlwch are some remains of an extensive encampment; and an entrenchment on a smaller scale, which was propably thrown up during the great civil war, may be seen in a field near the gas-works. . ." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]

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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

  • Llanllwch Church "An ancient chapelry, made the Church of a District Chapelry under the 16 sec of 59 Geo 3. cap 124, in Nov 1843" Thomas Williams, Minister
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    Church Records

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

    PR CB (1775-95?) recorded in 1831 apparently lost

    Parish registers: Christenings (1800-1859), Marriages (1754-1970), Banns (1824-1833) and Burials (1796-1943) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

    Copy ts PR index CB (1813-75) M (1754-1875) at NLW and Carm.RO

    Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1802-3, 1815-18, 1826-31, 1833-6, 1838-58) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    An Index to Christenings (1813-1875), Marriages (1754-1875) and Burials (1813-1875) is available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS.

    Marriage index for this parish - see Dyfed Marriages, 1813-1837, Vol. 16 - Kidwelly Hundred (Dyfed Family History Society, c1989).

    No Non-conformist chapels found here

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    Gazetteers

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    Historical Geography

    You can see the administrative areas in which Llan-llwch has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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    History

    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 here for this parish.
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    Maps

    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN386188 (Lat/Lon: 51.844407, -4.344413), Llan-llwch which are provided by: