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Bradshaw’s Guide


Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthen, Wales. Taken between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. Original: Library of Congress

This is a small decayed borough, having a population of about 1,652, engaged principally as tin-workers – it has also a very limited export trade, Kidwelly Castle is here situated: it is reported to have been erected by William de Landres, a Norman adventurer, who conquered Glamorganshire about the year 1094. It now belongs to the Earl of Cawdor. The gateway is good, and altogether presents a noble relic of ancient magnificence. Here King John took refuge whilst at war with the barons.

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