Llanddowror

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Llanddowror
Welsh: Maes-y-lan
OS grid reference SN254144
Principal area Carmarthenshire
Ceremonial county Carmarthenshire
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARMARTHEN
Postcode district SA33
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
List of places
UK
Wales
Carmarthenshire

Llanddowror (Welsh: Maes-y-lan) is a small, historic, relatively unspoilt village 2 miles from the town of St. Clears in Carmarthenshire in West Wales.


History & Amenities[edit]

The village is reachable via the scenic A477 road. The village was famously the home of Griffith Jones, the 18th century Christian educator who was funded by Bridget Bevan. Among the local attractions are the ruins of St Clears castle. Some rental cottages are available in Llanddowror, as are some Bed & Breakfast rooms.


Imperial Legacy[edit]

Improbably, Llanddowror has lent its name to the British Raj-era hill station of Landour in the Lower Western Himalaya in northern India. Landour was founded in 1827 as a convalescent station for British soldiers serving in India. Indeed, the rank-and-file soldiery of the British Indian Army was largely Celtic and Welsh, given the backwardness of their native regions compared to England; the officer corps was largely English. During British colonial rule, nostalgic British names were common in India; many of these names (e.g. Landour) survive today though many others were discarded once India achieved her freedom.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 51°48′03″N 4°32′01″W / 51.80091°N 4.53362°W / 51.80091; -4.53362