Llanegwad

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Llanegwad is a village and parish in Carmarthenshire situated on the A40 road between Carmarthen and Llanelli. Llanegwad is built up mainly of small farms and detached homes.

Services

Most of all homes located in Llanegwad are older Victorian properties, as well as a number of more modern homes. The area has few amenities any more. The village has lost much of the services it once had, an example being Llanegwad School; formerly "Llanegwad National School" closing down in 1948. The area over the years has also lost its drinking establishments.

Churches

The village church named after St Edgwad, closed in 2005 and is now redundant due to the state of repair of the building. There are plans though for restoring the church. It is an historic church as it is the only remaining building on the site where several monasteries and religious cells once existed. The building was begun in the 10th-11th century and restored in the 19th century.

There is also Holy Trinity church, which took on services when Llanegwad church had to close its doors. Holy Trinity Church was built in 1865 of local sandstone with a Gothic-style bell tower, Stained-glass windows, wooden barrel vault nave, decorated interior with 25 frescoes. Bucknall was the architect.

Coffee House

One of the more notable homes of Llanegwad is Ty Dderwen formerly Coffee House. The home of the Lewis family, the house received the name coffee when the church asked the Lewis family if they would be willing on a Sunday to serve Coffee in their front room for the ladies after church. The house later served as a tailoring firm led by the master tailor David Lewis. The house at the same time served as the village post office. The house continued to stay in the same family lived in by David Eric Hart a musician and composer until he sold the house in the 1970s. The house still exists today and is located next to Llanegwad church.

Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°09′W / 51.867°N 4.15°W / 51.867; -4.15

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