Llangathen

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Llangathen

Llangathen is a community located in Carmarthenshire, Wales. The population taken at the 2011 census was 507.[1]

The parish church of St Cathen is a Grade II* listed building [2]

Within the parish is the country house of Aberglasney, also a Grade II* listed building, which once belonged to the Dyer family.[3] It lies at the foot of Grongar Hill, the celebrated subject of a poem by John Dyer published in 1726.

The community is bordered by the communities of: Manordeilo and Salem; Llandeilo; Llanfihangel Aberbythych; Llanarthney; Llanegwad; and Llanfynydd, all being in Carmarthenshire.

Allt y wern, a broadleaf woodland and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is to the south-west of the village.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Church of St Cathen, Llangathen". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Aberglasney, Llangathen". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Allt y Wern" (PDF) (Map). Natural Resources Wales. 1:10,560. Countryside Council for Wales. 23 March 1983 [Designated 1973]. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Carmarthenshire: Allt y wern" (PDF). Site of Special Scientific Interest Citation. Countryside Council for Wales. 1983 [Designated 1973]. Retrieved 27 April 2016 – via Natural Resources Wales. 

Coordinates: 51°53′N 4°03′W / 51.883°N 4.050°W / 51.883; -4.050