Llansadwrn

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Llansadwrn
A4069 In Llangadog - geograph.org.uk - 1413117.jpg
Llansadwrn is located in Carmarthenshire
Llansadwrn
Llansadwrn
Llansadwrn shown within Carmarthenshire
Population517 (2011)[1]
Community
  • Llansadwrn
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLlanwrda
Postcode districtSA19 8
Dialling code01550
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Carmarthenshire
51°57′N 3°54′W / 51.95°N 3.9°W / 51.95; -3.9Coordinates: 51°57′N 3°54′W / 51.95°N 3.9°W / 51.95; -3.9

Llansadwrn is a small village and community in Carmarthenshire, Wales.

It is located in the countryside above the valley of the River Tywi, about halfway between Llanymddyfri (or Llandovery) to the north-east, and Llandeilo to the south-west. It is just off the A40 road, between Carmarthen (about 20 miles SW) and Brecon (abouit 25 miles E). The community is bordered by the communities of: Cynwyl Gaeo; Llanwrda; Myddfai; Llangadog; Manordeilo and Salem; and Talley; all of these are in Carmarthenshire.

History[edit]

According to tradition, it was founded by an early Christian saint, Sadwrn (fl. around 460).

Four miles to the west of the village are the ruins of Talley Abbey (Welsh: Abaty Talyllychau).

One mile to the west is the hamlet of Waunclunda, and above Waunclunda is an ancient fort. Little information is available about this fort, but it is believed[who?] to have been a Roman fort.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 13 April 2015.

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