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Garnant, Carmarthenshire

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Garnant, Carmarthenshire

Garnant is a Welsh mining town in the valley of the River Amman in Carmarthenshire, north of Swansea. Like the neighbouring town of Glanamman it experienced a coal-mining boom in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but the last big colliery closed in 1936 and coal has been extracted fitfully since then. The town has the only Commissioners' church built in southwest Wales, traditionally a Methodist region.
Administrative CountyCarmarthenshire
Traditional CountyCarmarthenshire
OS GridSN6813
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 code01269

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

Garnant, mining place with ry. sta., on SB. border of Carmarthenshire, 5½ miles NE. of Pantyffynnon Junction, and 17 miles NE. of Llanelly.

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