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Before the 1834 Act, although some workhouses did exist, individual parishes provided relief in the form of money, food, clothing or goods, but the recipients continued to live independently.
The Workhouse system was not abolished until the 1930s.
These Poor Law Unions were based on neither county boundaries nor national boundaries, with many Unions along the Wales-England border covering parts of both countries.
The county of Carmarthenshire was covered by five Unions:
|Union||Parishes & Townships included|
|Carmarthen|| Abergwilly, Abernant, Carmarthen, Conwil in Elvet,Laugharne, Llanarthney, Llandawke, Llanddarog, Llandefeilog, Llandiloabercowin, Llandowror, Llanfihangelabercowin, Llangain, Llangendeirne, Llanginning, Llangunnock, Llangunnor, Llanllawddog, Llanpumpsaint, Llansadurnen, Llanstephan, Llanwinio, Merthyr, Mydrim, Newchurch, St. Clears, St. Ishmaels, Treleacharbettws|
|Llandeilo Fawr||Bettws, Brechfa, Llandilofawr, Llandyfeisant, Llanegwad, Llanfihangelaberbythych, Llanfihangelcilfargen, Llanfynydd, Llangathen, Llansawel, Talley,|
|Llandovery||Cilycwm, Conwil-Cayo, Llanddausaint, Llandingat, Llanfairarybryn, Llangadock, Llansadwrn, Llanwrda, Myddfai,|
|Llanelli||Kidwelly, Llanedy, Llanelly, Llangennech, Llannon, Pembrey,|
|Newcastle Emlyn||Kenarth, Kilrhedin, Llanfihangelararth, Llangeler, Penboyr,|
- Workhouses (National Library)
- Poor Law Administration (National Library)
- Llanfyllin Workhouse restoration (BBC Wales)
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