"LLANGUNNOR (LLAN-GYNNOR), a parish, comprising the Upper and Lower divisions in the hundred of KIDWELLY, union and county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 1 mile (E.) from Carmarthen; containing 1228 inhabitants. This parish is beautifully situated on the river Towy, by which it is separated from the borough of Carmarthen; and is traversed by the great turnpike-road from that town, through Golden Grove, to Llandilo-Vawr; by the mail-road to Swansea; and by another turnpike-road to the same place, passing through Kidwelly and Llanelly . . . and comprises, according to computation, 5770 acres, of which 1400 are arable, 4200 pasture, and 170 woodland . . . The lands, with the exception of a small portion, are inclosed and cultivated; and the soil, though varied, is generally fertile, producing wheat, barley, oats, clover, and hay. . . The church, dedicated to St. Cynyr, is a neat edifice, appropriately fitted up for the performance of divine service, and, though possessing no architectural details of importance, derives from its beautiful situation an interesting and romantic appearance. . . There is a place of worship for Welsh Calvinistic Methodists, who also have Sunday school . . . another school, belonging to the Established Church, and containing about sixty adults and children, is maintained by the vicar; and there is a day school, in which twenty children are instructed at the expense of their parents. . . " [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]
|Mizpah Independent Sunday School, Ysgoldy Mispah, Tyhir, Llangunnor|
|Paran Independent Sunday School, Ysgoldy Paran, Bwlchymynydd, Llangunnor|
|Philadelffia Welsh Independent Chapel, Nantycaws, Llangunnor|
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
Parish entry from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books).
Treharne, Cyril L. The history of Llangunnor Church Llangunnor: Cyril L. Treharne, 1989. 170p: ill, facsims, ports; 21cm. [ISBN 1871600022 (pbk)]
Interior view of Llangunnor Church, produced by Iain Wright, June 2004. - on the People's Collection Wales site
Dyfed FHS have photographs and data relating to various churches and chapels on their site
Parish registers: Christenings (1678-1975), Marriages (1678-1938, 1956-75), Banns (1854-1949) and Burials (1678-1926) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.
Facsimile Parish registers: Christenings and Burials (1727-1817), and Marriages (1727-54) are at the National Library of Wales.
Copy ts PR index CB (1813-75) M (1678-1875) at NLW and Carm.RO
Typescript copy of Parish registers: Christenings and Burials (1678-1726, and extracts to 1784) and Marriages (1675-1754) are at the Society of Genealogists.
Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1675, 1677-8, 1681-4, 1686, 1693-9, 1702-4, 1708, 1712, 1717-22, 1724-36, 1738-41, 1744-1800, 1802-11, 1813-20, 1822-64, 1866-7) 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 (1678-1875) 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).
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
- Babell (Calvinistic Methodist, bef 1834), Pensarn Records with those of Water Street (Carmarthen) On Dyfed FHS Babell, Rhiw Babell, Pensarn CM chapel is still open in 2006
- Philadelphia (Independent, c1785), Nantycaws Baptisms (1819-65) NLW Ms 1212E, LDS 104504, IGI; deed copy Carmarthenshire R.O. 4740 SN45571822 Built 1809, rebuilt 1841/2 and restored 1931 Coflein 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 (Dec 2008)
- MIZPAH INDEPENDENT SUNDAY SCHOOL, YSGOLDY MISPAH, TYHIR - was built in 1897. coflein
- PARAN INDEPENDENT SUNDAY SCHOOL, YSGOLDY PARAN, BWLCHYMYNYDD;YSGOLDY PARAN - was built in 1885, in the Vernacular style with a long-wall entry plan . By 1998 the building had been converted into a store. coflein
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;
The transcription of the section for Llangunnor from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Llangunnor to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Llangunnor has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Jones, F. Llangunnor: Llangynnwr (Rev. ed.), [Dyfed], Dyfed Cultural Services Department (1986) 34 p., ill., 1 map.
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.
Chief Rents 1664-1676 ; "The Names and Surnames of the Freeholders that pay Chief Rent yearly within Llangunnorand Molvrey within Maynor Gunnor in the commott of Kidwellie" - on the Kidwelly History site
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN444187 (Lat/Lon: 51.844894, -4.260078), Llangunnor which are provided by:
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Places, villages, farms etc within Llangunnor 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)
Milk demonstration at Tyllwyd, Llangunnor - on the People's Collection Wales site
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- Llangynnwr Parish Council and Community Council Records 1830-1989 (accumulated 1894-1989)
Held at Carmarthen Archives;
- Llangynnwr parish council records C19- C20.