Meidrim

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Meidrim
Bridge over Afon Dewi Fawr River in Meidrim.jpg
The bridge crossing Afon Dewi Fawr, which runs through the centre of Meidrim
Meidrim is located in Carmarthenshire
Meidrim
Meidrim
 Meidrim shown within Carmarthenshire
Population 582 
   – Cardiff 76 mi (122 km)  
Community Carmarthen
Principal area Carmarthenshire
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARMARTHEN
Postcode district SA33
Dialling code 01994
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Carmarthen
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Coordinates: 51°51′36″N 4°29′06″W / 51.860°N 4.485°W / 51.860; -4.485

Meidrim is a community some 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of Carmarthen and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of St Clears in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Meidrim (formerly also spelled 'Mydrim') and its twin village of Drefach are situated either side of the Afon Dewi Fawr at the point where this small river is crossed by the B4298 road and meets with the B4299 road.[1]

Meidrim has a parish church, a Nonconformist chapel, a pub, a primary school, a village green or common and a park. It also boasts a number of self-catering cottages in the surrounding area making it popular for tourists visiting Pembrokeshire National Park and the Brecon Beacons as well as a number of local walks.

The etymological root of Meidrim is contested though 'Mei' and 'trum' might equal May Ridge. Another possibility is 'Meidr' or 'Beidr' meaning track and 'im' meaning little. On the other hand it may be a reference to an early Christian Saint named Nailtrum, or as mentioned in a 12th-century poem, its meaning may be "half of the shoulder" of a hill. A false etymology which has been cited is its stemming from a corruption of "My Dream".[2]

Chapel in Meidrim
Chapel in Meidrim

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer map sheet 177 Carmarthen & Kidwelly/Caerfyrddin a Chydweli
  2. ^ http://www.visitcarmarthenshire.co.uk/cissystem/index_CIS_1.cfm?cisref=44&Siteref=1&page=0/

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