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Ainon Baptist Chapel, Gellywen. The baptismal tank for the chapel (just visible at bottom left) is fed directly from the stream which flows through the graveyard

Llanwinio is a parish in Carmarthenshire. It is divided into two sections-the Eastern Division and the Western Division. The population is 1,035; 422 in the Eastern and 613 in the Western Division.[1]

Llanwinio is three miles north of the hamlet of Gellywen, home of Ainon Baptist Church, built in 1828 and re-built in 1880.[1] [2]

Notable people

  • The Baptist minister, author and hymn-writer Nathaniel Williams was born in Llanwinio in 1656 or 1657.[3]
  • William Evans, bard

Outside links


  1. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/CMN/Llanwinio/index.html
  2. "The Churches of Britain and Ireland: Carmarthenshire" at www.churches-uk-ireland.org
  3. Bowen, David James (2007). "Williams, Nathaniel (1656/7–1679), author". Welsh Biography Online. National Library of Wales. http://wbo.llgc.org.uk/en/s-WILL-NAT-1656.html. Retrieved 2 March 2009. 

Coordinates: 51°55′N 4°32′W / 51.917°N 4.533°W / 51.917; -4.533

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