Open a form to report problems or contribute information

 
1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for PEMBREY

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.

PEMBREY

In 1868, the parish of Pembrey contained the following places:

"PEMBREY, a parish in the hundred of Carnwallon, county Carmarthen, 5 miles W. of Llanelly, its post town. It is a station on the South Wales railway. It is situated on the Kidwelly canal, under Pembrey Hill, and is a subport to Llanelly. Near the entrance of the river Burry is a fixed light, 35 feet in height, and visible for 9 miles. A portion of the inhabitants are employed in the collieries and ironworks. The living is a vicarage* with the curacy of Llandury annexed, in the diocese of St. David's, value £69. The church is dedicated to St. Illtyd. The interior contains a tomb to the Empress Josephine's niece, who was shipwrecked here in 1828. The parochial charities produce about £2 per annum. Inside Cefn Sidan is a pier 1,200 feet in length, with above 12 feet of water. A short distance from it is the Burry harbour, constructed in 1825."

"CAPEL-LLANDURY, a chapelry in the parish of Pembrey, hundred of Carnwallon, in the county of Carmarthen, South Wales, 2 miles from Kidwelly."

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