Cilymaenllwyd

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Cilymaenllwyd is a community on the extreme northwest of Carmarthenshire in Wales. It lies about 25 miles (40 km) west of Carmarthen, 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Fishguard and 19 miles (31 km) northwest of Haverfordwest. The A478 road runs through the community.

Location and demographics[edit]

Cilymaenllwyd has an area of 2628 hectares and had a population of 725 in 2003. The western edge of the community borders Pembrokeshire.[1] The River Tâf forms the eastern boundary. The area is part of the foothills of the Preseli Mountains rising to an altitude of 248 metres and is dissected by deep valleys of the Tâf and its tributaries.

Historically it was part of Derllys Hundred.[2][3] In the 20th century the main road through the community, which links Cardigan, Ceredigion in the north to Tenby, Pembrokeshire in the south, was designated the A478.

The principal commerce of the parish is agriculture.

Settlements[edit]

Few maps mark the name Cilymaenllwyd but there are several settlements in the community.

Glandy Cross[edit]

Cross Inn, Glandy Cross

Grid reference SN143266

Glandy Cross is so-named because it lies at the junction of several byways. The main road through the settlement is the A478 and lanes lead to Mynachlog-ddu, Maenclochog, Llangolman and Llanglydwen. The hamlet has a public house (the Cross Inn), a petrol station incorporating a supermarket, a vehicle repair business and a number of domestic dwellings. Crymych Cricket Club's ground is next to the Cross Inn.

Efailwen[edit]

Grid reference SN134253

The history of the hamlet of Efailwen is associated with the Rebecca Riots. On 13 May 1839, the tollgate at Efailwen was the first to be attacked in what would later become known as the Rebecca Riots, an uprising by poor farmers to abolish what they believed was unfair taxation.[4]

Efailwen has a school (Ysgol Beca) serving surrounding settlements, a roadside eatery and a number of domestic dwellings.

Login[edit]

The hamlet of Login: River Tâf bridge

Grid reference SN166234

The hamlet of Login lies in the valley and sits on both sides of the River Tâf. The name Login may have come from the old Welsh language word halogyn meaning a dirty pool or stream. The Whitland & Cardigan Railway came up the valley and there was a station in Login.[5]

Pant-y Caws[edit]

Grid reference SN149262

Worship[edit]

Nebo Chapel, Efailwen

The parish church, at Llandre (grid ref. SN153233), near Login, is disused and now a clothing factory.

Other places of worship in the community are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Following the transfer of Llandissilio West to Pembrokeshire on 1 April 2003". Opsi.gov.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Carmarthenshire Hundreds and Parishes - Derllys map page". GENUKI. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  3. ^ "Cilymaenllwyd". GENUKI. 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  4. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 730. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6. 
  5. ^ "Disused Stations:Login Station". Subbrit.org.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Whitland
via Llanfalteg
  Great Western Railway
Whitland & Cardigan Railway
  Rhydowen
via Llanglydwen