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Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire
Grid reference: SN277350
Location: 51°58’38"N, 4°30’10"W
Post town: Llanfyrnach
Postcode: SA35
Local Government
Council: Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire
Preseli Pembrokeshire,
Carmarthen West
and South Pembrokeshire

Cilrhedyn is a hamlet in Pembrokeshire and a parish that also extends into Carmarthenshire in the hill country to the south of the Teifi valley. The Afon Cych divides it into two unequal parts: West Cilrhedyn in Pembrokeshire and the larger East Cilrhedyn in Carmarthenshire. The parish church is in West Cilrhedyn.


The place name is in the Welsh language, meaning "bracken nook".[1] The area is largely Welsh-speaking.

West Cilrhedyn

West Cilrhedyn' (Pembrokeshire) consists entirely of scattered farms. Its census populations are: 215 (1801): 257 (1851): 190 (1901): 127 (1951): 105 (1981). It now forms part of the civil community of Clydau.

East Cilrhedyn

East Cilrhedyn (Carmarthenshire) includes the villages of Capel Iwan and Cwmorgan. Its census populations were: 517 (1801): 806 (1851): 691 (1901): 570 (1931). It now forms part of the civll community of Cenarth.


  1. Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, p 363

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