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Laugharne, Carmarthenshire (Talacharn)

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Laugharne, Carmarthenshire (Talacharn)

Laugharne /ˈlɑrn/ is a town in Carmarthenshire, Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Tâf. It is known for having been the home of Dylan Thomas from 1949 until his death in 1953, and is thought to have been an inspiration for the fictional town of Llareggub in Under Milk Wood.
Administrative CountyCarmarthenshire
Traditional CountyCarmarthenshire
OS GridSN3010
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
 

Other names by which Laugharne, Carmarthenshire (Talacharn) has been known in the past

Laugharne/Talacharn ~ Talacharn ~ Abercorran ~ Larn ~ Tal Llacharn ~ Talachar ~ Talcharn

Laugharne, Carmarthenshire (Talacharn) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Laugharne, small market town and par., in SW. of Carmarthenshire, at influx of river Corran to Taf estuary, 5 miles SE. of St Clears sta. and 12 miles SW. of Carmarthen - par., 8883 ac. land and 5820 ac. water, pop. 1627; town, pop. 1179; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Friday. Laugharne (anciently Tal Llacharn) is an ancient town, and was chartered towards the close of the 13th century. The chief features of the town are its fine church of St Martin, and the ruined castle, founded shortly after the Norman Conquest, and finally dismantled by the Parliamentarians in 1645. Laugharne is a sub-port to Llanelly, has a good coasting trade, and has risen in favour as a place of summer resort; the seat of Laugharne Hall is in the vicinity.

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