Kidwelly  Carmarthenshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Kidwelly like this:

Kidwelly.-- market town, seaport, and par. with ry. sta., Carmarthenshire, on river Gwendraeth, near its influx into Carmarthen Bay - par., 5482 ac., pop. 2510; town, 9 miles NE. of Llanelly, pop. 2231; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Friday. Kidwelly was an ancient incorporation, with charters from Henry I. ...

to Charles II. The town has a good harbour and docks; iron and tin smelting, brickmaking, and lime and cement mfrs. are the chief industries. Objects of interest in the town are its fine old Church of St Mary, its ruined castle (1094), and the guildhall. The par. consists of 2 townships, Kidwelly Within, 2637 ac., pop. 2231, and Kidwelly Without, 2845 ac., pop. 279.

Kidwelly through time

Kidwelly is now part of Carmarthenshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Carmarthenshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Kidwelly itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kidwelly in Carmarthenshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th April 2024

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