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- For the village in Ceredigion, see Llanon (Llan-non).
Llannon is a small village and community in the county of Carmarthenshire, Wales. It is located on the A476 road 11 miles south east of the county town, Carmarthen, between Tumble and Swiss Valley. The community of Llannon, contains Llannon village, Tumble and Cross Hands.
History and amenities
Llannon has deep historical links with the Rebecca Riots and there is even rumoured to be a "secret passage" under the main road running through the village. This passage was said to have been used by Oliver Cromwell and possibly the Rebecca Rioters as an escape route. The passage runs from the Red Lion public house to the parish church.
Another public house lies on the Llannon to Hendy road junction, called the Greyhound Inn. It is unknown which is older, but the road that the Greyhound Inn lies on has a watering fountain which was built to water horses of passing carts.
The village has a primary school and aside from the two pubs it lacks any other amenities such as a shop which closed in the late 1990s. Recently however, a refurbishment of the Greyhound Inn included the siting of a new village shop on the premesis.
The village continues to grow with new housing constantly being constructed. The area is now considered more of a commuter village due to its proximity to the M4 in Hendy. The local school recently underwent a large extension programme to cope with the increasing demand for schooling from the ever-growing population.
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