Llanwinio

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Ainon Baptist Chapel, Gellywen. The baptismal tank for the chapel (just visible at bottom left) is fed directly from the stream which flows through the graveyard

Llanwinio is a community in Carmarthenshire, Wales, 2.7 miles (4.3 km) north of the hamlet of Gellywen. Llanwinio is home of Ainon Baptist Church, built in 1828 and re-built in 1880.[1] [1]

The population recorded at the 2011 census was 448.[2] The 2011 census showed 46.0% of the population could speak Welsh, a fall from 62.3% in 2001.[3]

In 1844, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales described Llanwinio as being divided into two sections-the Eastern Division and the Western Division, with a population of 1035; 422 in the Eastern and 613 in the Western Division.[4]

The community is bordered by the communities of: Trelech; Meidrim; Llangynin; and Llanboidy, all being in Carmarthenshire; and by Crymych and Clydau in Pembrokeshire.

Notable people[edit]

The Baptist minister, author and hymn-writer Nathaniel Williams was born in Llanwinio in 1656 or 1657.[5]

William Evans (Wil Ifan), bard

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Coordinates: 51°55′N 4°32′W / 51.917°N 4.533°W / 51.917; -4.533