Carmarthen is the capital of Carmarthenshire on the South Wales Railway, and the river Towey, with a population of 9,993. It is one of the most healthy towns, and commands a view of one of the finest vales in the principality.
This has become a station of much importance being the one used for the interchange of traffic to and from the South of Ireland.
Up the Cleddy are Lawrenny Hall, seat of L. Philipps, Esq., on a bold point where two creeks branch off, one to Carew, Landshipping Quay, near which the two Cleddys unite. The west Cleddy may be followed to Boulston, an old seat of the Wogans; and Haverfordwest. The cast Cleddy, to Picton, Lord Milford’s seat – a well wooded park with an old Norman castle; and Slebech, the seat of Baron de Rutzen. Here is an old chinch of the Knights Templars.
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This is a small decayed borough, having a population of about 1,652, engaged principally as tin-workers.
The capital of the county. In conjunction with Tenby and two or three other little boroughs it returns one member to parliament.