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Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire (Cydweli)

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Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire (Cydweli)

Kidwelly is a town and community in Carmarthenshire, west Wales, approximately 10 miles north-west of the main town of Llanelli. In the 2001 census the community of Kidwelly returned a population of 3,289. It lies on the River Gwendraeth above Carmarthen Bay.
Administrative CountyCarmarthenshire
Traditional CountyCarmarthenshire
OS GridSN4006
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01554

Other names by which Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire (Cydweli) has been known in the past

Kidwelly/Cydweli ~ Cydweli ~ Cydwele

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

Kidwelly.-- market town, seaport, and par. with ry. sta., Carmarthenshire, on river Gwendraeth, near its influx into Carmarthen Bay - par., 5482 ac., pop. 2510; town, 9 miles NE. of Llanelly, pop. 2231; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Friday. Kidwelly was an ancient incorporation, with charters from Henry I. to Charles II. The town has a good harbour and docks; iron and tin smelting, brickmaking, and lime and cement mfrs. are the chief industries. Objects of interest in the town are its fine old Church of St Mary, its ruined castle (1094), and the guildhall. The par. consists of 2 townships, Kidwelly Within, 2637 ac., pop. 2231, and Kidwelly Without, 2845 ac., pop. 279.

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