Cilycwm

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St Michael's church

Cilycwm (Welsh: Cil-y-cwm, historically Cîl-y-cwm and Kîlycwm[1]) is a village and parish located in Carmarthenshire, Wales. The community population taken at the 2011 census was 489.[2]

Cilycwm lies on the west bank of Afon Gwenlais, a tributary of the Tywi, north of the town of Llandovery. Pont Dolauhirion, a bridge that crosses the Tywi at the south of the community was designed by William Edward's and is a copy of his famous bridge at Pontypridd.[3] The bridge is a grade I listed structure [4]

The parish church of St Michael's is also a grade I listed building.[5]

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches south to Llansadwrn. The total population of this ward taken at the 2011 census was 1518.[6]

The community is bordered by the communities of: Llanfair-ar-y-bryn; Llandovery; Llanwrda; and Cynwyl Gaeo, all being in Carmarthenshire; and by Llanddewi Brefi in Ceredigion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GENUKI page. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  3. ^ The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. John Davies, Nigel Jenkins, Menna Baines and Peredur Lynch (2008) pg144 ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6
  4. ^ "Dolauhirion Bridge, Llandovery". British Listed buildings. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Church of St Michael, Cilycwm". British Listed buildings. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 13 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Cilycwm at Wikimedia Commons

|Coordinates: 52°02′42″N 3°49′11″W / 52.04500°N 3.81972°W / 52.04500; -3.81972