Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

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Llanelli is a town in Carmarthenshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Llanelli within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Llanelli in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Llanelly.-- parl. bor., seaport, market town, and par., Carmarthenshire, on river Lliedi and on Burry Inlet, 11 miles NW. of Swansea and 225 miles NW. of London by rail - par., 17,952 ac. (98 water) and 2413 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 27,779; bor., 2163 ac., pop. 20,122; town, pop. 19,760; 3 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-days, Thursday and Saturday. This town has gained great commercial importance through the rich mineral resources of the neighbourhood, and also through its convenience for maritime traffic. Four excellent docks have been erected for the accommodation of shipping - the Llanelly or New Dock, the Copper Works Dock, the Lead Works or Pemberton Dock, and the Carmarthenshire Dock. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) The local industries are chiefly connected with the working of copper, silver, lead, iron, and tin; while there are also extensive potteries, chemical works, brick and tile works, saw mills, flour mills, maltings, and breweries. The port is a convenient outlet for the produce of the South Wales coal fields. Llanelly forms one of the Carmarthen District of Parliamentary Boroughs (Carmarthen and Llanelly), which returns 1 member.

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