Llangyndeyrn

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Llangyndeyrn
Carmarthenshire
Llangyndeyrn Parish Church - geograph.org.uk - 978330.jpg
St Cyndeyne's parish church
Location
Grid reference: SN479134
Location: 51°47’55"N, 4°12’26"W
Data
Post town: Kidwelly
Postcode: SA17
Dialling code: 01269
Local Government
Council: Carmarthenshire
Parliamentary
constituency:
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

Llangyndeyrn is a village in the River Gwendraeth river valley, Carmarthenshire. The village name is often spelt as Llangendeirne.

The name of the village means "the church of St. Cyndeyrn". There is a saint named Cyndeyrn, equivalent to Kentigern or Mungo, but the St Cyndeyrn associated with Llangyndeyrn is believed to be a different one, a descendant of Cunedda whose festival is on 5/6 August.

Both St Cyndeyrn's parish church and Capel Salem are grade II* listed buildings.[1]

The small village is well known for its resistance against the attempt to flood the village in order to create a reservoir for the Borough of Swansea.

Within the village is the Ysgol Y Fro school for infants.

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