Llangyndeyrn

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Llangyndeyrn
Llangyndeyrn is located in Carmarthenshire
Llangyndeyrn
Llangyndeyrn
Llangyndeyrn shown within Carmarthenshire
Population 3,102 [1]
OS grid reference SN479134
Community
  • Llangyndeyrn
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Cydweli
Postcode district SA17
Dialling code 01269
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Carmarthenshire
51°47′55″N 4°12′26″W / 51.798504°N 4.207146°W / 51.798504; -4.207146Coordinates: 51°47′55″N 4°12′26″W / 51.798504°N 4.207146°W / 51.798504; -4.207146

Llangyndeyrn is a village and community in the River Gwendraeth river valley, Carmarthenshire, in Dyfed region of West Wales, United Kingdom. The village name is often misspelt as Llangendeirne.

Sy Cyndeyne's parish church

The Welsh language name of the village means "the church of St. Cyndeyrn". A Welsh saint named Cyndeyrn is the equivalent of the English Kentigern and the Scottish St. Mungo; but the St Cyndeyrn associated with Llangyndeyrn is believed to be a different one, a descendant of Cunedda whose festival is on 5/6 August.

Both St Cyndeyrn's parish church and Capel Salem are grade II* listed buildings.[2] Nearby is the remains of Banc y Betws, or Betws Castle, a motte-and-bailey castle.[3]

The small village is well known for its resistance against the attempt to flood the village in order to create a reservoir for the Borough of Swansea.

Within the village is the Ysgol Y Fro school for infants.

The community is bordered by the communities of: Llangunnor; Llanddarog; Pontyberem; Llanelli Rural; Trimsaran; Kidwelly; and Llandyfaelog, all being in Carmarthenshire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community and Ward populations 2011". Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Listed Buildings in Llangyndeyrn, , Wales". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Davis, Philip. "Banc y Bettws, Llangyndeyrn (The Gatehouse Record)". www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 

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The village is well known for its defence against a planned reservoir and is very proud of this fact. The villagers of Llangyndeyrn have recently been spotted in Passo Tonale, North Italy spreading the tale of the village and enjoying the Magic bar and especially El Bait!