Mynydd-y-Garreg

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Mynydd-y-garreg
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St Teilo's Church, Mynyddygarreg
OS grid referenceSN427081
Community
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKIDWELLY
Postcode districtSA17
Dialling code01554
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Mynydd-y-garreg or Mynyddygarreg ('The mountain of the stone') is a village in the county of Carmarthenshire, West Wales, bordering the historical town of Kidwelly.

Administration[edit]

Mynydd-y-Garreg is in the Kidwelly community and shares a Mayor and an elected council, Kidwelly Town Council.

Transport[edit]

By road the village lies 1 km from the A484 road that connects Llanelli and Carmarthen. By rail Kidwelly railway station lies 4 km away by road. A bus service operates connecting to bus routes running through Kidwelly which allow passengers to travel to Llanelli, Carmarthen and Swansea amongst others.

Schools[edit]

The village has a Primary School, Ysgol Mynydd-y-Garreg School.

Recreation[edit]

The village was home to a Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide recognised public house, The Prince of Wales.[1]

The town has a local rugby union team called Mynydd-y-Garreg RFC. They have a training/playing ground with a clubhouse located in the village

Notable residents[edit]

The village is famous for being home to the late Welsh rugby union legend Ray Gravell. A road in the village had been named after him [2] and after his death serves as a reminder of one of the village's most famous residents. A sculpture erected in his honour at the Llanelli Scarlets' stadium Parc y Scarlets stands on a plinth made of stone quarried from the village.[3]

SSSI[edit]

Smarts Quarry, a half-mile to the east of the village, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest notable for its fossil remains.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2008-08-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/3097415.stm
  3. ^ http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2009/08/16/scarlets-stadium-tribute-to-ray-91466-24450780/
  4. ^ "MAGIC Map Application". DEFRA MAGIC Map. DEFRA.
  5. ^ "Site of Special Scientific Interest, Carmarthenshire, Smarts Quarry" (PDF). Natural Resources Wales.

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Coordinates: 51°45′00″N 4°16′46″W / 51.7499°N 4.2794°W / 51.7499; -4.2794