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)[1]
OS grid reference SN704285
Community
  • Llangadog
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LLANGADOG
Postcode district SA19
Dialling code 01550
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Carmarthenshire
51°56′24″N 3°53′07″W / 51.94°N 3.8852°W / 51.94; -3.8852Coordinates: 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]

St Cadog's Church[edit]

St Cadog's Church

The Church in Wales parish church of Saint Cadoc (from whom the name of the village derives) is of medieval origin and was extensively restored in 1889. The tower is fourteenth century.[5]

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.[6]

The community is bordered by the communities of: Myddfai; Llanddeusant; Quarter Bach; Dyffryn Cennen; Manordeilo and Salem; and Llansadwrn, all being in Carmarthenshire.

Welsh language[edit]

According to the 2011 Census, 58.1% of the community's residents aged three and above can speak Welsh, with 86.3% of 3-15 year olds being able to speak the language.

According to the latest Estyn inspection report of the local primary school, Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog, over half of the pupils came from Welsh-speaking households.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b The Welsh Academy Encyclopedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press 2008.
  3. ^ "200 jobs lost as creamery closes". BBC News. 6 April 2005. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Pet food manufacturer to open new production facility". Venture Wales. 13 September 2006. Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "St Cadog's Church, Llangadog". Coflein. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 31 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Llangadog C.P. School". Estyn. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 

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