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PLACE NAMES in CARMARTHENSHIRE ?

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Which have alternative spellings or have changed completely

The list also includes places with different Welsh/English names, the Welsh  version will usually be found in the first column, alternative 1
Use your browser's Find facility to search for particular names which may be in the second column, alternative 2

The list doesn't include minor spelling variations, or a single L for LL or those caused by use of the English K for C. or V for F.
Although some of that ilk are included because they more accurately  indicate the origin of the name

Sources/Further References to place names

  • A Gazetteer of Welsh Place-Names by Elwyn Davies   [Davies]
  • The Place-Names of Wales by Hywel Wyn Owen    [Owen]
  • Parish Registers of Wales     NLW          [PRW]
  • A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel [Lewis] 1833  (on Genuki)         [Lewis]
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  • Glossary of Welsh Place Name Elements - on John Ball's site
  • There is a list of place names in CMN and their parishes on this site
  • Other contributors

 

Alternative 1Alternative 2ParishSource/Comments
    
BronwyddBronwydd ArmsNewchurch[Davies]
Bynie, YByneaLlanelli[Davies]
CaerfyrddinCarmarthenCarmarthen[PRW]
Capel-IfanPontyberemLlanelli[PRW]

Capel Ifan /  Capel Evan

Capel Iwan

Cilrhedyn4
Castell MoelCastell GwyrddLlangain[Davies]
Castellnewydd EmlynNewcastle EmlynCenarth[PRW]
Cross InnAmmanfordLlandybie2
Cwarter BachQuarter BachLlangadog[Davies]
CwmamanGarnant and GlanamanLlandeilo fawr2
CydweliKidwellyKidwelly[PRW]
Cynwyl ElfedConwil ElfedConwil Elfed[Lewis]
Cynwyl GaeoConwil CaioConwil Caio[PRW]
Derwen -fawrBroadoakLlangathen[Davies]
Eglwys Fair Glyn TafHendy-Gwyn
Whitland
Eglys Fair Glyn Taf[PRW}
Gelli-aurGolden GroveLlanfihangel Aberbythych[Davies}

Glandafen

Llandafen

Dafen

Llanelli1
GlanyferiFerrysideSt Ishmael[Davies]
GlynamanGlanamanLlandeilo fawr2
Grongaer, YGrongar HillLlangathen[Davies]
Gwter FawrBrynaman (Upper/Lower)Llandeilo fawrGLA
Hendy-Gwyn  See Eglwys Fair Glyn Taf

Killycombe

Cilycwm

Cil-y-cwm4
Lacharn  See Talycharn
Llan-BeadyLlanboidyLlanboidy[Lewis]
Llan-dawgLlandawkeLlandawke[Davies]
Llan-Gadog-FawrLlangadockLlangadock[Lewis]
Llan-SadyrninLlansadwrnenLlansadwrnen[Lewis]
Llan-y-briLlanddewi ForbriLlanstephan[Davies]
Llan-y-byddarLlanybytherLlanybydder[Lewis]

Llanthoysaint / Llanddoysaint / Llanddoisaint

Llanddeusant

Llanddeusant4
LlandeiloLlandeilo fawrLlandeilo fawr[Davies]
Llanfihangel-IorathLlanfihangel-ar-arthLlanfihangel-ar-arth[Davies]
LlangunnockLlan-GynogLlangynog[Lewis]
LlanismelSt IshmaelSt Ishmael[PRW]
LlannewyddNewchurchNewchurch[PRW]
LlanymddyfriLlandoveryLlandingad[PRW]
MeidrimMydrimMydrim[Lewis]
MyddfaiMothveyMothvey[Lewis]
Mynydd DuBlack MountainLlangadog[Davies]
Pen-brePembreyPembrey[PRW]
PentywynPendinePendine[PRW]
Pont-ietsPontyatesLlanelli[PRW]
PorthtywynBurry PortPembrey[PRW]
Pump-hewlFive RoadsLlanelli[Davies]
Rhos-gochRed RosesEglwys Cymyn[Davies]

Rhyd-gwyn

Rhyd-wen

RhosamanLlangadog3
RhydamanAmmanfordLlandybie[PRW]
RhydodynEdwinsfordLlansawel[Davies]
SalemHeolgaledLlandeilo fawr[Davies]
SanclerSt ClearsSt Clears[PRW]
StradeYstradau / Stradey ParkLlanelli[Davies]
TalacharnLaugharneLaugharne[PRW]
TalyllychauTalleyTalley[PRW]
Tomen OwenYstradowen (Cwmllynfell)Llangadog3
Tref-Llech-a'r-BettwsTre-lech a'r Betws

Tre-lech a'r Betws

[Lewis]
Tymbl, YTumbleLlannon[PRW]

Contributors

  • 1. Deric John
  • 2. Rina Callingham
  • 3. Gill Jones
  • 4. Anna Brueton

 

(Gareth Hicks: last updated  5 Sept 2013)