Llanedi, Carmarthenshire Genealogy
LLANEDY (LLAN-EDI), a parish, in the union of LLANELLY, county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 10 miles (S.) from Llandilo-Vawr. This parish is situated on the River Loughor, by which it is separated from the county of Glamorgan; and is intersected by the turn-pike road from Swansea to Llandilo-Vawr. it extends nearly eight miles in length, and one mile and a quarter in breadth, comprising by measurement 5200 acres, of which about 1800 are arable, 2000 pasture, 700 wood, and between 600 and 700 common and waste. The surface is elevated and hilly, and the soil generally dry and light, and on the tillage lands very fertile, producing good crops of wheat, barley, oats, and potatoes; the scenery is extensive, varied, and picturesque. There are mines of excellent anthracite, which until lately were worked only for the supply of the immediate neighbourhood, but they are now in operation on a larger scale, and the coal is exported in considerable quantity. Iron ore exists, but no works are carried on; and there is a quarry of excellent stone for building and other purposes. The church, dedicated to St. Edith, is pleasantly situated on an elevated hill, overlooking the Loughor, and commanding an extensive view of great variety and beauty; it has recently been repaired, and enlarged by a gallery. There are places of worship for Baptists and Calvinistic Methodists.
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Maps and Gazetteers
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 1-14. Adapted. Date accessed: 15 January 2014.