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Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthenshire

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Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthenshire

Cynwyl Elfed (sometimes Conwyl) is a village and community in the county of Carmarthenshire, Wales. The community includes the villages of Cynwyl Elfed, Blaenycoed and Cwmduad. It is situated about 5 miles north of Carmarthen and had a population of 953 in 2001. The parish church of St Cynwyl, originally founded in the 6th century, contains 14th century elements and a barrel roof. The area around the village has yielded a significant number of Roman artefacts, including a statue of Diana.
Administrative CountyCarmarthenshire
Traditional CountyCarmarthenshire
OS GridSN3727
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys

Other names by which Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthenshire has been known in the past

Conwil ~ Conwil in Elfet ~ Conwil in Elvet ~ Conwyl Elfed

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

Conwil in Elvet, par. and vil. (ry. sta. Conwil), in co. and 7 miles N. of Carmarthen, 13,153 ac., pop. 1552; P.O., called Conwyl Elfed.

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