Llangadog

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Llangadog
Centre of Llangadog - geograph.org.uk - 347706.jpg
Llangadog village
Llangadog is located in Carmarthenshire
Llangadog
Llangadog
 Llangadog shown within Carmarthenshire
Population 1,311 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SN704285
Community Llangadog
Principal area Carmarthenshire
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SA
Dialling code 01550
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Welsh Assembly Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
List of places
UK
Wales
Carmarthenshire

Coordinates: 51°56′24″N 3°53′07″W / 51.94°N 3.8852°W / 51.94; -3.8852

Llangadog is a community located in Carmarthenshire, Wales, which includes the villages of Llangadog, Bethlehem and Capel Gwynfe. A notable local landscape feature is Y Garn Goch with two Iron Age hill forts.[2]

Llangadog was the administrative centre of the commote of Perfedd and had a castle, destroyed in 1204. Although the borough declined in the Middle Ages, Llangadog retained its market, which was frequented by drovers into the 19th century.[2]

Former CWS/MMB creamery at Llangadog, now a pet food factory

The railway station on the Heart of Wales Line provides regular train services via Arriva Trains Wales. The station had a siding for accessing the Co-op Wholesale Society creamery, allowing milk trains to access the site. After railway access was ceased in the late 1970s, the creamery continued to operate until 2005, when it closed with the loss of 200 jobs.[3] The site has since been redeveloped as a pet food factory.[4]

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward with the same name exists. This ward stretches beyond the confines of Llangadog community. The total ward population taken at the 2011 census was 1,929.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b The Welsh Academy Encyclopedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press 2008.
  3. ^ BBC NEWS | Wales | South West Wales | 200 jobs lost as creamery closes
  4. ^ Venture Wales - Pet food manufacturer to open new production facility
  5. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 

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