Llandilo Fawr


"LLANDILO-VAWR (LLAN-DEILO-FAWR), a parish (and the head of a union), comprising the market town and liberties of Llandilo-Vawr, and the hamlets of Maenor-Deilo-vabon, Taliaris, and Tiîr Esgob with Rhôs-maen, in the lower division of the hundred of PERVERTH; the hamlets of Cwm-Garw-Llwyd, Maenor-Deilo Upper, Maenor-Deilo Lower, and Tâch Lenan with Rhiw-Llâs, in the lower division of the hundred of CAYO; and the hamlets of Bryn-y-Beirdd, Glyn-Aman, Pentrêv Cwn, Trêcastell, and Trêgib, in the hundred of ISCENNEN, county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTHWALES; containing 5471 inhabitants, of which number, 1313 are in the town and liberties of Llandilo-Vawr, 15 miles (E. by N.) from Carmarthen. . . The TOWN is beautifully situated on an eminence rising from the right bank of the river Towy . . . Within the last few years great improvements have taken place . . . The PARISH is upwards of thirteen miles in length, from north to south, and about eight in breadth . . . It comprises about 26,000 acres, of which 5200 are arable, 13,000 pasture, 1300 woodland . . . The church, dedicated to St. Teilo, and situated nearly in the centre of the town, is a large heavy building . . . Within the limits of the parish are four places of worship for Independents, two for Baptists, two for Wesleyans, and one each for Calvinistic Methodists and Unitarians . . ." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]

"GLYN-AMAN (GLYN-AMWYN), a hamlet in that part of the parish of LLANDILO-VAWR which is in the upper division of the hundred of ISCENNEN, county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 8 3/4 miles (S. E.) from Llandilo-Vawr, containing 227 inhabitants. It is situated among the Black mountains; and the river Aman flows through it, forming in one part of its course the boundary line between Carmarthenshire and Glamorganshire. The poor are maintained by a separate assessment, the average annual expenditure amounting to £ 40.2." Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833



Jenkins, T. and Jenkins, D.C. The diary of Thomas Jenkins of Llandeilo: 1826-1870 (2nd. rev. ed.), Bala, Dragon Books (1986) 206: p., maps, 1 port., 1 geneal. table. [ISBN: 0907158161]The original diary is now at the National Library of Wales. Thomas Jenkins was a carpenter, an undertaker and apparently a jack of all trades even founding the Llandeilo Mechanics Mutual Instructing Institution in 1843. There are selections from the diary on this Ammanford site


Morris, D. E. The smallest graveyard in Wales. Dyfed Family History Journal 4 (1991), p. 65-6. [Brynmaen - lists 14 Quaker burials]


There are more than 30 churches identified in this place. Please click here for a complete list.

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

  • St Teilo; Llandilo-Fawr Parish Church J W Pugh, Vicar
  • Trinity chapel, commonly called Taliaris Consecrated before 1800 John Williams, Minister, Taliaris Parsonage
  • Bryn Amman Church School Bryn Amman is only a schoolroom with a day school and a Sunday School No informant's name Endorsed Church of England
  • Tabernacle, Fairfach Ind Erected in 1817, re-erected in 1839 James Thomas, Secretary, Grocer, Llandilo
  • Llwynyronen, Hamlet of Tregib WM Erected in 1810, re-erected in 1850 Rees Davies, Steward, Maesyffynon
  • Onnenfawr, Tregib Unitarianism Erected in 1840 Titus Evans, Minister, King St, Carmarthen
  • Bethel, Pontbrenaraeth Baptist Erected before 1800 Thomas Lloyd, Minister, Cwmifor
  • Hermon Ind Erected in 1812 David Williams, Deacon of Hermon, Chappel, Penhill, Nr Llandilo
  • Salem Ind Erected in 1830 David Jones, Minister, Pantarfon
  • Cwmifor Baptist Erected before 1800 John Morgans, Deacon, Maesgwastad
  • Silo, Penybank Independants or Congregationalists Built in 1848 in Lew of Building 1820 William Harries, Deacon, Llandilo Post Office, Glanmyddyfi
  • Ebenezer Baptist Erected in 1829 Z Davies, Minister
  • Wesleyan chapel Erected before 1800 Thomas Williams, Society Steward
  • Salem CM Erected before 1800 Bejamin Davies Thomas, Minister
  • Capel Isaac Ind Erected in 1846 in lieu of a building of 1790 which was built on the site of one of 1672 William Thomas, Minister
  • Christ Church Cwm Amman Consecrated in 1842 for the new district Distant from the nearest Church about 5 miles James Richard Griffiths, Incumbent
  • Llandyfan " This Chapel no doubt belonged to the Established Church originally, but afterwards fell into the hands of the Unitarians, and in the year 1840 or 1841 restored again to the Church. There is no District attached to this place." Licensed about 10 years ago as an additional place of worship James Richard Griffiths, Officiating Minister
  • Bethel, Christ Church Ind Erected in 1773 John Davies, Minister, Cwmamman
  • Tabernacl CM Erected in 1841 Francis Francis, Deacon, Cwmaman

Parish entry for Llandilo fawr with Llandyfeisant from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books).

  • St Teilo & Llandyfan Chapel of Ease & St John, Maesteilo & St Tefei (Llandyfeisant)
  • Incumbent and Curates; R Williams (J T Davies, R M Rosser, D S Jones)
  • Rural Deanery of Llandilo
  • Acreage 26,991 ; Population 4,199 & ---& ---& 109

Parish entry for Taliaris from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books).

  • Holy Trinity
  • Incumbent and Curates; T Morgans
  • Rural Deanery of Llandilo
  • Acreage --- ; Population 481

Parish entry for Manordeilo from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books).

  • St Paul
  • Incumbent and Curates; D J Evans
  • Rural Deanery of Llandilo
  • Acreage --- ; Population 485

Parish entry for Brynamman from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books).

  • St Catherine & St Margaret's, Cwmllynfell
  • Incumbent and Curates; J W Hughes (D T Jones)
  • Rural Deanery of Llandilo
  • Acreage 7,704 ; Population 5,757

Parish entry for Cwmamman from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books).

  • Christ Church & Llanfair & St Margaret & St David
  • Incumbent and Curates; W A Jones (B Davies, A O J Thomas)
  • Rural Deanery of Llandilo
  • Acreage --- ; Population 11,810

    See Cwmgors/Gwauncaegurwen for a history database of Amman Valley chapels and churches

    Cwmamman Auxiliary of the British & Foreign Bible Society. Subscribers' List from the 1931-1932 report, compiled by Rina Callingham

      Home Page of the Parish of Llandeilo Fawr Taliaris & Maesteilo Details of church history/building

      Davies, Ben. Dathlu iwbili eglwys y Capel Newydd, Llandeilo, 1902-1952, (Llandeilo, 1952), [14]p.

      Davies, D. Elwyn. Y traddodiad Undodaidd ym mro yr Eisteddfod: hen eglwys Llandyfaen ac Onnenfawr, Llandeilo. Yr Ymofynnydd (Mai/Gorffennaf 1996), p. 1-2

      Davies, William Anthony. Ty'n y wern [Glanaman] fy ieuenctid: atgofion am hen gymeriadau, (Ammanford, 1943), 31p.

      Evans, E. Lewis. Hanes Capel Isaac, (Llandysul, 1950), xii, 182p.

      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 Deilo Fawr

      Gruffydd, W.T. Hanes y Tabernacl, Llandeilo, Gruffydd (1951) 63 p., ill.

      Jones, David. Canmlwyddiant Siloh, Penybanc, Llandeilo, 1830-1930 (Merthyr Tydfil, 1931), 24, iii p.

      Jones, Eirwen. Llandeilo church's lost treasure. Carmarthenshire Historian 20 (1986), p. 81

      Morgan, John Jenkyn (Glan Berach). Hanner canrif o hanes eglwys Annibynnol Bryn Seion, Glanaman, Sir Gaerfyrddin, (Abertawe, 1957), 43p.

      Owen, J. Dyfnallt, J.D. Jones, Ben Davies. Hanes eglwys Cwmllynfell, (Caerfyrddin, 1935), viii, 199p.

      Randall, A. Catholic Llandeilo: a history of St. David's Parish, Llandeilo (26 New Road, Llandeilo SA19 6DB), C. O'Hara (1987) 29 p., ill., 1 map, ports.


      Church Records


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

      PR (1679-1724) transcribed in 1955 apparently lost

      Parish registers: Christenings (1732-1937), Marriages (1732-95, 1822-1961), Banns (1754-69, 1823-1956) and Burials (1732-1966) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

      Facsimile Parish registers: Christenings (1720-4), Marriages (1683-1722, 1754-69) and Burials (1679-1723) are at the National Library of Wales.

      Copy ts PR/BT M index (1732-1875) at Carm.RO and copy ts PR/BT M index (1732-1837) at NLW

      Transcript PR/BTs: Christenings (1679-1776), Marriages (1683-1769) and Burials (1679-1779) are at the Society of Genealogists.

      Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1679, 1681-2, 1684, 1686-7, 1730, 1732-7, 1739-71, 1773-1800, 1802-11, 1813-38, 1840, 1842-68, 1873-6) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      Marriage index for this parish - see Dyfed Marriages, 1813-1837, Vol. 20 - Cayo Hundred (Dyfed Family History Society, c1989)

      See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

      Nonconformist Chapels:

      • Bethel (Baptist, 1798), near Pontbrenaraeth SN65982365 Built pre-1800, rebuilt/modified 1842, 1874 & 1904 Still open 1998 Coflein
      • Cwmifor (Baptist, 1787), Cwmifor On Dyfed FHS
      • Ebenezer (Baptist, 1788), Ebenezer St/Crescent Rd, Llandeilo SN6305222290 Built 1850, rebuilt 1877-8 Still open 1998 Coflein
      • Bethel Methodist, near Rhosmaen SN634234 On Dyfed FHS [Not found anywhere else]
      • Bethania CM chapel, Heol Brynlloi, Glanaman SN67481358 Built 1906-7, the schoolroom/vestry is dated 1941. Coflein Still open in 2006
      • Dyffryn (Calvinistic Methodist, 1875), Manordeilo SN67592664 Built 1875 Coflein Dyffryn CM chapel, Manordeilo - still open in 2006
      • Salem (Calvinistic Methodist, 1791), New Rd, Llandeilo Births and baptisms (1814-37) PRO RG4/3831, LDS 828108, IGI On Dyfed FHS Salem, Heol Newydd, Llandeilo CM chapel - still open in 2006
      • Tabernacle (Calvinistic Methodist, 1773), Tabernacle Rd, Glanaman See Sion (Betws), and Bethel Independent Chapel SN67081377 Built in 1840-41 Coflein Tabernacl CM chapel, Heol Tabernacl, Glanaman - still open in 2006
      • TRINITY CHAPEL, CALVINISTIC METHODIST;TALIARIS, FFAIRFACH - The first Trinity Chapel was built before 1800. The present chapel, dated 1896, was built in the Gothic style of the long-wall entry type. coflein
      • St Paul's/Ebenezer Chapel (Wesleyan Methodist, 1806), Latimer Rd, Llandeilo Births and baptisms (1810-37) PRO RG4/4019, LDS 828113, IGI; account book (1869-1904) NLW Ms 675A; register of baptisms for Llandilo circuit (1814-63) NLW WMA 805E       St Paul's Welsh (Wesleyan/Ebenezer) Methodist Church, Latimer Rd, Llandeilo SN6318422497 "St Paul's Church was built in 1900, in Gothic style of the gable entry type, to the design of J. W. Jones of Llandeilo. The Church was closed c.1991 and by 1997 had been converted into flats." Coflein
      • St Paul's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Sunday School Cwm-ifor - Since the late twentieth century St Paul's Methodist Chapel Sunday School -  has been converted for residential use and greatly modified beyond recognition. coflein
      • Llwyn-yr-onen (Wesleyan Methodist, 1804), Castle View, Llwyn-yr-onen, Tregib Records with those of above Wesleyan chapel SN66131954 Built 1808 or 1810, rebuilt 1850. Still open 1997 Coflein
      • Hen Fethel (Old Bethel) (Independent, c1750), Glanaman Rd, Glanaman Births and baptisms (1760-1835) - included in PRO RG4/3900, LDS 813545, IGI; deaths (1863-71) NLW Ms 21887 SN68181347 Built in 1773; enlarged 1825, rebuilt or modified on different site in 1875/6 Coflein    
        Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the ( Welsh) extract from this book relating to Bethel Independent Chapel, Cwmaman - with translation. See also Bethel Newydd under  Betws parish
      • Capel Isaac (Independent, c1650), Mynyddbach Births and baptisms (1779-1825) PRO RG4/3774, (1788-1817) PRO RG4/3823, (1828-37) PRO RG4/4017, LDS 828113; members (1849-73) NLW Ms 3688; members, baptisms and deaths (1650-1749) NLW, LDS 104505/3; register (1715-94) - includes Abergorlech - NLW Ms 371A; trans. of register (1715-94), Cofiadur, vol 15, March 1947 On Dyfed FHS Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)   
        Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru(History of the Welsh Independent Churches),4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the entry from this book for this chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (March 2009)
      • Hermon (Independent, 1808), Cefnglasfryn Births and baptisms (1837) PRO RG4/4018, LDS 828113, IGI. On Dyfed FHS Hermon Ind chapel, Manordeilo shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
        Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru(History of the Welsh Independent Churches) 4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the entry from this book for this chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation by Gareth Hicks (Nov 2008)
      • Salem (Independent, c1816), near Heolgaled See Capel Isaac. On Dyfed FHS Salem Ind chapel, Heolgaled shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
        Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru(History of the Welsh Independent Churches) 4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the entry from this book for this chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation by Gareth Hicks (Nov 2008)
      • Siloh (Independent, 1830), Penybanc On Dyfed FHS
        Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru(History of the Welsh Independent Churches),4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the entry from this book for this chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation by Gareth Hicks (Nov 2008)
      • Tabernacle (Independent, c1795), Ffairfach On Dyfed FHS Tabernacl Ind chapel, Ffairfach shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
        Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru(History of the Welsh Independent Churches),4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the entry from this book for this chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (Nov 2008)
      • Capel Newydd Ind chapel, Crescent Rd, Llandeilo SN6314922423 Built 1901-2 Still open 1998 Coflein On Dyfed FHS Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
      • Elim Independent chapel, near Rhosmaen SN63342324 The Sunday School was a branch of Capel Newydd Built 1896/7 Not still open 1997 Coflein On Dyfed FHS
      • Davies Memorial Hall (English Congregational/United Reformed), George Hill, Llandeilo SN6280822286 Built 1874/5, first as a Sunday School. Church services begun 1882. Still open 1997 Coflein
      • Horeb Welsh Independent chapel, Rhos-maen St (rear), Llandeilo SN6291722396 Built c 1809, present structure dating from 1849. Not still open in 1997 Coflein
      • Mynydd-du Welsh Independent Sunday School, Twyn-mynydd, Glanaman SN66631460 Built 1900 Still open 1999 Coflein
      • Pentre Welsh Independent Sunday School, Manordeilo SN67682683 Built 1901 Not still open 1997 Coflein
      • Brynaman English Congregational chapel, Lower Station Rd, Brynaman SN71181386 A corrugated-zinc chapel built 1910, closed in 1996 Coflein
      • Bryn Seion Independent Sunday School, Ffair Fach -  was built in 1886. By 1998 the building had been converted into accommodation. coflein
      • Brynhyfryd Independent Sunday School Ffair Fach - was built in the Vernacular style with a gable-entry. By 1998 the school had closed and the building put to use as a store room for Park Lane Farm. coflein
      • Glyncollen Independent Chapel  Upper Manordeilo - was built in 1902 in the Vernacular style of the gable entry type. By 1998 the chapel had been converted into residential use. coflein
      • Troed-y-Bryn Ind Chapel  - was built in 1912 in the Vernacular style. By 1998 the chapel had been converted into a private dwelling.  coflein
      • Onnenfawr (Unitarian, 1838), Onen-Fawr Notes and documents NLMW 4457 SN64721992 Built 1838/40, closed 1886 Coflein
      • CATHOLIC CHURCH, STATION ROAD, BRYNAMMAN   No other information   coflein

      Cwmaman [formed out of Betws, Llandybie, Llandeilo Fawr and Llangiwg in 1843]
      Christenings (1840-1930), Marriages (1842-1948, Banns 1842-67, 1887-1949), Burials (1842-1959) at Carm RO
      BTs: 1840-52, 1854-67, 1869-74 at NLW. Baptisms, marriages and burials for Christ Church Cwmmaman available on FreeREG.

      Manordeilo/Maenordeilo [ formed out of Llandeilo Fawr 1905]
      Christenings (1861-1939), Marriages (1861-1970), Burials (1813-1927) at Carm.RO

      Taliaris [ PR prior to 1813 see Llandeilo Fawr]
      Christenings and Marriages (1813-) with incumbent. Burials (1813-1927) at Carm.RO
      Copy ts CB (1802-12) at NLW
      BTs: 1813-15, 1842-60, 1864 at NLW

      Held at Carmarthen Archives;

      • Indices of marriage notices Llandeilo fawr 1879-1893.

      Parish Church photograph and basic information, Capel Newydd photograph and Salem chapel photograph and basic information from Dyfed FHS.


      Description & 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;

      • Part of parish in Llandeilo sub district, including Llandilo town; Area 19358 acres; Population 2096 males, 2469 females, total 4565
      • Part of parish in Llandybie sub district; Area 6250 acres; Population 614 males, 579 females, total 1193

        Dyfed (Wales) Cultural Services Department. Llandeilo, Llanymddyfri a rhan uchaf Dyffryn Tywi: mewn hen luniau. Stroud: Alan Sutton ar y cyd Cyngor Sir Dyfed a Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, 1991. 159p: chiefly ill, ports. [ISBN 0862999758]

        Gittins, R & Spencer Davies, D. The Illustrated Heart of Wales Line. Llandysul, 1985, 143 pp. Its 110 mile route from Swansea to Shrewsbury takes it through the heartland of Wales inc. the towns and hamlets of Pantyfynnon, Ffairfach, Llandeilo, Llangadog, Llandovery, Cynghordy etc, and describes each halt and station in detail.

        Kenyon, John R. A traveller in the Llandeilo area in the summer of 1798. Carmarthenshire Antiquary 29 (1993), p. 47-50

        Llandeilo Fawr Town Council. Llandeilo town guide. [Llandeilo]: Llandeilo Fawr Town Council, 1994. 43p: ill, map; 21cm.

        Llandeilo Urban District, Carmarthenshire: the official guide (4th ed.), Home Publishing Co (1955) 18 p., ill.

        Llandeilo Fawr Town Council site

        Dave Michael's Amman Valley site

        Llandeilo - on Wikipedia

        You can see pictures of Llandilo Fawr which are provided by:



        Pigot & Co. South Wales Directory for 1830. Here are Extracts relating to Llandeilo fawr

        Pigot & Co. South Wales Directory for 1844. Here are Extracts relating to Llandeilo fawr

        Kelly's Directory of South Wales 1923 - section for Cwmamman


        Emigration & Immigration

        Havey, Marjory. David Jones of Llandilo and Sydney. Dyfed FHS journal Vol 5, no 4, Aug 1995, p 167-168. The life of David Jones (1793-1873), merchant, who emigrated to Sydney, Australia, in 1835

        Jones, Bill & Dr Huw Walters. On the American Frontiers: Amman Valley Emigrants in Texas, 1879-1880. The Carmarthenshire Antiquary, 37/2001.



        The transcription of the section for Llandilo Fawr from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.



        Carmarthenshire Families

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

        • Taliaris Muniments 1656, 1712-[c. 1961] "Family and estate papers of the Gwynne and Peel families of Taliaris, in the parish of Llandeilo Fawr .............."

        A database of Hicks Names names found in the BTs/IGI and censuses for Llandeilo fawr, Betws and [some] Llangadog parishes which have been collated into specific (probable) family groups.

        Hicks, Gareth. Does misfortune run in threes....? [The tragedy of the fire at White Hart Inn, Llandeilo town on 14 September 1894]. Dyfed FHS journal Vol 7, no1, Apr 2000. Features Edwards/Davies families.

        Morris, John. MORRIS of Llandeilo, CMN . Dyfed FHS journal, Vol 7/108. Examining the possibility that four Morris families had common roots in Anglesey



        Llandeilo.org - a lot of material, including extracts/features etc;

        • Thomas Jenkins' Diary ed. by D C Jenkins;
        • A Llandeilo Apprentice (John Miles Davies);
        • Llandeilo by E Jones;
        • The Good Old Days by Bryn Thomas
        • The Dynevors;
        • Llandeilo Workhouse;

        Beale, Anne. The Vale of Towey. 1844. Contains sketches giving pictures of old customs and relating some of the traditions of the Vale, in and around Llandilo.

        Cragoe, Matthew. The Golden Grove interest in Carmarthenshire politics, 1804-1821. Welsh History Review 16 (1993), p. 467-93

        Davies, William, Gwilym Teilo, and Samuel, William. Llandeilo: a compilation of "Llandeilo-Vawr and its neighbourhood" by William Davies & "Llandeilo: present and past" by W. Samuel. (facsimile) Carmarthen: Dyfed County Council, Cultural Services Department, 1993. 260p in various pagings: geneal tables, plans; 20cm. [ISBN 0860750906]. See under Samuel below.

        Edwards, Hywel Teifi [ed.] Cwm Aman [Amman Valley] .Gomer 1996. In Welsh. There is a list of chapter headings and photographs  here and on Cwmgors and Gwaun-cae-gurwen

        Evans DA & Walters H. Dyffryn Aman 'Slawer Dydd [The Amman Valley Long Ago: A Collection of Photographs];Gomer 1987. Bilingual. Here is the book's introduction and an Index by Gareth Hicks

        Griffiths, Ralph A. A tale of two towns: Llandeilo Fawr and Dinefwr in the Middle Ages. Sir Gar (1991), p. 205-26

        Jones, E. Llandeilo. V. Lodwick (1984) 61 p.

        Lewis, Brian. The Amman Valley: A Photographic Portrait. (1996). Here is an Index by Gareth Hicks

        Lewis, J.M. Carreg Cennen Castle, Cardiff, Cadw Welsh Historic Monuments (1990) 40 p., col ill., facsims., geneal tables, maps. [ISBN: 0948329548 (pbk)]

        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

        Rees, Enoch. The History of Brynamman 1883 & 1896. (Trans. from the original Welsh by Ivor Griffiths, Gorseinon.) Here is an index for the English version, with contents listing, and an index for the Welsh version, both by Anna Brueton

        Samuel, W. Llandilo, present and past; an illustrated guide to the ancient castles and other antiquities of the neighbourhood. A sketch of the history and the annals of the town embracing that of the Kingdom of Dynevor, Carmarthen, 1868. 164, xii p., [16] p. of advertising, [5], (1 fold.): p., charts, geneological tables, plan. There is a detailed extract of this book on Llandilo, Present & Past.

        Llandeilo, Llanymddyfri a rhan uchaf dyffryn Tywi mewn hen luniau, Alan Sutton (1991) [160] p. [ISBN: 0862999758 (pbk)]


        Land & Property

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

        • John Jenkins Collection of Llandeilo Documents "Sale catalogues, 1879-1910, relating predominantly to the Ty Gwyn estate and other properties in the town of Llandeilo and parish of Llandeilo Fawr, Carmarthenshire; electoral records for Llandeilo Fawr parish and Llandilo Polling District, 1857-1868; Government Orders relating to Poor Law Administration in Llandilofawr Union, 1838-1896; and Capel Newydd, Llandeilo, brochure, 1952."
        • Llandeilo and Llanybydder title deeds 1733-1888

        Documents at the National Library of Wales:

        • Several groups of deeds purchased from Kyrle Fletcher, including deeds, 1647-1876, relating to the Llandeilo area, Carmarthenshire

        Held at Carmarthen Archives;

        • Printed tithe apportionments 1841-1843 for Llandybie, Llanfynydd and Llandeilo fawr parishes.

        You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN647219 (Lat/Lon: 51.878969, -3.967438), Llandilo Fawr which are provided by:


        Names, Geographical

        Places, villages, farms etc within Llandeilo Fawr 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)

        • Llandilo Fawr (24 - in Llandeilo sub-district); Afon Camnant; Afon Dulais; Afon Myddyfi; Banc; Blaen-Cib; Bryn-eithin; Bryn-glas; Bryngwyn; Bryn Teilo; Bryn-wgan; Cae'r-groes; Caledfwlch; Capel-isaf; Capel-Isaac; Careg-cegyn; Careg Cennen; Careg Cennen Castle; Cefn-bedw; Cefn-cethin; Cefn-cilwg; Cefn-glasfryn; Cil-y-wern; Cwm Cib; Cwm-Ifor; Dan-yr-allt Park; Esgair; Ffair-fach; Ferdre; Ffrwd; Ffrwd-wen; Ffynnon-ddeilog; Gareg-lwyd; Gelli; Gelli groes; Glan Brydan Park; Glan-Dulais; Glan rhyd; Glan-rhyd-saeson; Gleien; Gurrey Manor; Hafod; Heol-galed; Llandilo (town); Llandilo BR Station; Llandilo Fawr Rural; Llandilo Fawr Urban; Lletty glyd; Llwyd-coed; Llwyn-bedw; Llwynpiod; Llwyn-yr-yn; Maen Llwyd; Maerdy(*2); Maesteilo; Maes y Castell; Manoravon; Manordilo; Meusydd-hirion; Nant-y-ffin; Nant-y-rhibo; Onen-fawr; Pantau; Pant-y-ffynnon; Parc-mawr; Pen-cae-gwyn; Pen Hill; Penhill Fm.; Pentre; Pen-y-Banc; Pistyll-gwyn; Pistyll-south; Pistyll-y-march; Plas-bach; Pont Gwladys; Pyllau-cochion; Rhiw; Rhosmaen; Talhardd; Taliaris; Tan-y-castell; Tir-y-lan; Tir-y-mynydd; Tower; Trapp; Tregeyb; Tyle; Ty'n-y-waun; Ty'r-doppa; Waun-hir
        • Llandilo Fawr (25 - in Llandybie sub district); Afon Cennen; Banwen Gwythwch; Beddau'r Derwyddon; Blaen-gweche; Bryn; Bryn-Pedol; Capel Dewi; Careg Dwfn; Cwm Amman Urban; Cwm Berach; Cwm Pedol; Cwrt-bryn-beirdd; Cynghordy; Dre-fach; Dryscol; Foel Deg-ar-Bedol; Forge Llandyfan; Garn-bica; Graig Fawr; Llandyfan; Llwyn-Dewi; Mynydd Isaf; Nant Gwythwch; Nant Pedol; Pant-y-ffynnon; Reservoir; Source of Loughor; Sulphur Well; Tair Carn Isaf; Tair Carn Uchaf; Tir-y-Goetre; Tre Bevan; Twyn-mynydd


        Newspaper Extracts

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

        • Y Lloffwr 1978-1986 " Y Lloffwr is the papur bro (Welsh language newspaper) covering the Dinefwr district, namely the towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, and was begun in 1978"


        Davies, Ifor. History of Coal Mining in the Amman Valley . Bi-lingual. Published by the author, 2001. Here is a list of chapter headings and photographs.

        Greenlaw, Joanna. Swansea clocks: watch and clockmakers of Swansea and district (Llanelli, Llandeilo, Neath). [Swansea]: Joanna Greenlaw, 1997. 123p, [12]p of plates: ill (some col.), facsims, maps, ports; 25cm. [ISBN 0953154904]

        Roberts, Gomer Rev. Argraffu ac Argraffwyr yn Llandeilo Fawr.(Printing & Printers in Llandeilo Fawr). The Carmarthen Antiquary, 1944, 1/77-9; and 1957, 2/178-81; and 1959, 3/36-7; and 1961, 3/224-5.

        Making hay when the sun shone. Reminiscences by Margaret Crittenden of life on a local smallholding in the middle of the C20th - Glynderi on the slopes of Mynydd Ddu between Garnant and Brynamman. Now included here


        Public Records

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

        • Llandeilo Rural District Council and Llandovery Rural District Council Records "Records of Llandeilo Rural District Council, Carmarthenshire, 1570-[20th century], including Llandeilo Rural District Council minute books, 1898-1963; ledgers, 1903-1935; declarations of acceptance of office, 1943-1973; roads committee minute books, 1914-1931; records from the Abercenne Union Work House, 1894-1909; records from the Llandeilo Fawr Sanitary Authority, 1872-1899; Llandovery Rural District Council minutes, 1907-1935; and Carmarthenshire deeds, 1570-[20th century]."

        Held at Ceredigion Archives ;

        • Plans of Llandeilo and Lampeter Light railway, sheets 1-7. May 1905.


        Held at Carmarthen Archives;

        • Hanes Ysgol y Garnant gan Olwen Richards, 1990.

        Social Life & Customs

        Davies, Howard G. The Centenary History of Amman United Rugby Football Club, 1903 - 2003. (Roll Along, Amman United, Roll Along) 2003. Here is a Contents listing and a listing of photographs, by Gareth Hicks

        Walters, Huw. Cynnwrf Canrif : Agweddau Ar Ddiwylliant Gwern. Cyhoeddiadau Barddas, Abertawe, 2004. ISBN: 1900437678. Paperback, 372p.
        A comprehensive collection of eight interesting and informative essays reflecting various aspects of the rich folk culture of the Aman and other south Wales valleys in the 19th century, written by a thorough researcher. Here is a review of the book by Tegwyn Jones (in Welsh)