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Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire (Castell Newydd Emlyn)

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Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire (Castell Newydd Emlyn)

Newcastle Emlyn is a town straddling the counties of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire in west Wales (though officially it is in Carmarthenshire) and lying on the River Teifi. Adpar is the part of the town that lies on the Ceredigion side of the River Teifi. It was formerly called Trefhedyn and was an ancient Welsh borough in its own right.
Post townNEWCASTLE EMLYN
Administrative CountyCarmarthenshire
Traditional CountyCarmarthenshire
OS GridSN3040
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01239
Population941 (2001)
 

Other names by which Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire (Castell Newydd Emlyn) has been known in the past

Newcastle Emlyn/Castell Newydd Emlyn ~ Castell Newydd Emlyn ~ Elmelin ~ New Castle ~ Newcastle ~ Newcastle in Emlyn

Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire (Castell Newydd Emlyn) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Newcastle Emlyn (or Newcastle in Emlyn), small town, Kenarth par., Carmarthenshire, and Llandyfriog par., Cardiganshire, on both sides of river Teifi, 8½ miles W. of Llandyssil sta. and 26 miles NW. of Carmarthen, pop. 1753; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; is an ancient place, and was at one period called Dinas Emlyn. It is said that the Romans had a fortress here, and that on its site was built the castle from which the town takes its name. The castle, which forms the chief object of interest, was held for the king during the Civil War, since which time it has fallen into decay. Newcastle Emlyn contains Adpar, one of the Cardigan District of Parl. Boroughs, which returned 1 member until 1885.

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