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St Clears, Carmarthenshire (Sanclêr)

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St Clears, Carmarthenshire (Sanclêr)

St Clears is a small town on the River Tâf in Carmarthenshire, Wales. According to the 2001 UK census, it has a population of 2,820 people, most of whom are Welsh-speaking, although there is a marked difference between the southern and northern ends of the town in percentage terms.
Administrative CountyCarmarthenshire
Traditional CountyCarmarthenshire
OS GridSN2716
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01994
Population2,820 (2001 census)

Other names by which St Clears, Carmarthenshire (Sanclêr) has been known in the past

St Clears/Sanclêr ~ Sanclêr ~ Clears St ~ St Clare ~ St Clear

St Clears, Carmarthenshire (Sanclêr) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

St Clears, small town, river port, and par. with ry. sta., in co. and 8 miles NW. of Carmarthen, 2534 ac., pop. 988; P.O., T.O, 1 Bank. St Clears is situated at the head of the estuary formed by the confluence of the Glynin and Dewi-fawr with the Taf; is an ancient corporate town, founded in 6th century, and possessing charters of Richard II. and Henry VI. The port is accessible to vessels of 80 tons. In vicinity of the town is a mound marking the site of an ancient castle demolished in 1215.

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