Llangadog shown within Carmarthenshire
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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.
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.
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. The site has since been redeveloped as a pet food factory.
- The Welsh Academy Encyclopedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press 2008.
- BBC NEWS | Wales | South West Wales | 200 jobs lost as creamery closes
- Venture Wales - Pet food manufacturer to open new production facility
- Llangadog, Capel Gwynfe and Bethlehem community website
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Llangadog and surrounding area
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