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Bridge over Afon Dewi Fawr River in Meidrim.jpg
The bridge crossing Afon Dewi Fawr, which runs through the centre of Meidrim
Meidrim is located in Carmarthenshire
Location within Carmarthenshire
OS grid referenceSN290209
• Cardiff76 mi (122 km)
  • Meidrim
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic county
  • Carmarthenshire
Postcode districtSA33
Dialling code01994
FireMid and West Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
51°51′36″N 4°29′06″W / 51.860°N 4.485°W / 51.860; -4.485Coordinates: 51°51′36″N 4°29′06″W / 51.860°N 4.485°W / 51.860; -4.485

Meidrim is a community some 8 miles (13 km) west of Carmarthen and 3.3 miles (5.3 km) north of St Clears in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Meidrim (formerly also spelled 'Mydrim') and its twin village of Drefach are situated either side of the Afon Dewi Fawr at the point where this small river is crossed by the B4298 road and meets with the B4299 road.[1]

Meidrim has a parish church, a Nonconformist chapel, a pub, a primary school, a village green or common and a park. It also boasts a number of self-catering cottages in the surrounding area making it popular for tourists visiting Pembrokeshire National Park and the Brecon Beacons as well as a number of local walks.

The name was first attested in 1612 as 'Midrim' (modern Welsh 'Meidrim') in a volume entitled 'Llyfr Plygain 1612'. As explained by the Welsh scholar Ifor Williams in his treatise on Welsh place-names (Enwau Lleoedd, 1945), it is a compound name derived from 'mei' (half, middle, cf. Latin 'medius') and the mutated form of the noun 'trum' (slope, ridge, peak, range of hills etc., Old Irish 'druimm'; cf. the Cornish place-name 'Pendrim').

The community is bordered by the communities of: Trelech; Abernant; Newchurch and Merthyr; St Clears; Llangynin; and Llanwinio, all being in Carmarthenshire.

Chapel in Meidrim
Chapel in Meidrim


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer map sheet 177 Carmarthen & Kidwelly/Caerfyrddin a Chydweli

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