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Miscellaneous (Carmarthenshire)

"CARNWALLON HUNDRED, one of the 8 hundreds of the county of Carmarthen, South Wales, situated in the southern part of the county, and bounded on the N. by the hundred of Iskennen, on the E. by Glamorganshire, on the S. by the river Burry, and on the W. by the hundred of Kidwelly. It contains the parishes of Llanedy, Llanelly, Llangennech, Llannon, and Pembrey."

"CATHINOG HUNDRED, one of the 8 hundreds or subdivisions of the county of Carmarthen, South Wales, situated in the northern part of the county, and bounded on the N. by the county of Cardigan, and surrounded by the hundreds of Cayo, Iskennen, Elvet, and Derllys. It contains the parishes of Brechfa, Llanfihangel-Ar-Arth, Llanfihangel-Cilfargen, Llanfihangel-Ros-y-Corn, Llanfynydd, Llangathen, Llanllwny, Llanbyther, and Pencarreg, with parts of the parishes of Llanegwad, and Llany-Crwys."

"CAYO, a hundred in the eastern portion of the county of Carmarthen, contains the parishes of Cilycwm, Talley, Llansawel, Conwil-Cayo, Llansorda, Llandyfeisant, and parts of Llandingat, Llan-y-Crwys, and Llandeilofawr."

"CONWIL-IN-ELFET, a parochial chapelry in the hundred of Elvet, in the county 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 vicarage annexed to that of Abernant, in the diocese of St. David's, in the patronage 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."

"COTHY RIVER, a river which rises on the borders of counties Cardigan and Carmarthen; 5 miles N.E. of Llan-y-Crwys and, after running 25 miles S.W., discharges itself into the river Towy. It has good trout fishing."

"DERLLYS, a hundred in the county of Carmarthen, contains the parishes of Cyffic, St. Clear, Egremont, Eglwys Cynim, Henllan-Amgoed, Llanboidy, Laugharne, Llandawke, Llandowror, Llandiloabercowin, Llanginning, Llangain, Llanglydwen, Llansadurnen, Llangunnock, Llanstephan, Marros, Llanwinio, Pendine, Mydrim, and parts of Llandissilio, Cilymaenllwyd, Llangan, and Llanfalteg."

"ELVET, a hundred in the W. division of the county Carmarthen, contains the parishes of Abergwilly, Abernant, Convil-in-Elvet, Kenarth, Llangeler, Llanllawddog, Llanpumpsaint, Merthyr, Newchurch, Panboyr, Irelach-ar-Bettws, parts of Kilrhedin and Llanegwad."

"GWILLY, a small river of county Carmarthen, falling into the Towey at Aberwilli."

"ISKENNEN, a hundred in county Carmarthen, contains the parishes of Betws, Llan-arthney, Llan-ddarog, Llandebie, Llanfihangel-Aberbythych, and part of Llandilo-Fawn."

"KIDWELLY, a hundred in the county Carmarthen, contains the parishes of Ishmael, Kidwelly, Llandefeilog, Llangendeirne, and Llangwnnor."

"PERFEDD, a hundred in the county of Carmarthen, contains the market town of Llandovery, and the parishes of Llanddausaint or Llanthoysaint, Llanfair-ar-y-Bryn, Llangadock, Llansadwrn, Mothvey, and parts of Llandilo Fawr and Llandingat."

"PYSCOTTWR, a feeder of the river Dothi, rises on the borders of counties Cardigan and Carmarthen."

"SAWDDWY, a stream of the county of Carmarthen, rises in the Black mountains, and joins the Teivi a little below Llangadock."

"TAF, (or Tave), a river of county Carmarthen, rises under Precelly Mountain, on the borders of county Pembroke, and falls into Carmarthen Bay, below Laugharne.

"THE USK, a river of South Wales, anciently called Isca, rises in a small lake on the northern side of the Bannan-Sir-Gaer, on the borders of counties Carmarthen and Brecon, and flowing through Brecon and Monmouthshire for 60 miles, receives the tributary streams of the Honddu, Tarrell, Grwyne, Olway, Afon Llwyd, and Ebwy, and falls into the sea a little below Newport. Its entrance is marked by a lighthouse on the western shore, put up in 1829, and visible for 10 miles. It is navigable to Tredunnock, and is celebrated for its salmon and trout.

"TOWY, (or Teivi), a river of counties Cardigan and Carmarthen, rises under Tregaron Hill, in Loch Teivi, and after receiving the tributary streams of the Vechan, Camdwr, Dethia, Bran, Sawddwy, Cinnen, Cothi, and Guili, falls into Carmarthen Bay.

 

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