Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for LLANGATHEN

LLANGATHEN, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Llandilo-fawr district, Carmarthen. The village stands on the river Towy, near the Carmarthen and Llandilo railway, and near Grongar Hill, 3 miles W of Llandilofawr; and has fairs on 16 April, and 22 Sept. The parish contains also the hamlets of Berthlwyd, Biynhafod, Di.yslwyn, Alltygar, Tregynin, Llan-Blaenynis, Cwmysgifarowg, Ysgwyn, and Mountain; and its Post town is Llandilo, under Carmarthen. Acres, 5,513. Real property, £5,992. Pop., 977. Houses, 206. The property is divided among a few. Aberglasney and Cwrt-Henry are chief residences. Dryslwyn Castle was a fortified place, erected in the time of Edward I., by one of the princes of the house of Dynevor; stood on the summit of a great hill, projecting into the Towy's valley; and is now represented by extensive earth-works, ivy-covered walls, and a tower. Grongar hill possesses interest in connexion with verses of the poet Dyer. Limestone and lead ore are found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £130. Patron, the Bishop of St. David's. The church is dedicated to St. Cathan, is in good condition, and contains a monument to Bishop Rudd. Charities, £12.—The sub-district contains also Llanegwad parish. Acres, 17,843x. Pop., 2,897. Houses,


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a village, a parish, and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Llangathen CP/AP       Llangathen SubD       Llandilo Fawr PLU/RegD       Carmarthenshire AncC
Place: Llangathen

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