Blaenycoed

Blaenycoed, or Blaen-y-coed is a village situated between Carmarthen and Newcastle Emlyn, Wales, of 17 houses, a Welsh Independents chapel, a postbox and small farms. Blaen-y-coed literally translates to mean "Head-of-the-wood.". Woodland Rise is a camping and caravanning site in the village.[1]

Blaen-y-Coed
Blaen-y-Coed is located in Carmarthenshire
Blaen-y-Coed
Blaen-y-Coed
Location within Carmarthenshire
PopulationSee Carmarthen
OS grid referenceSN348271
Community
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic county
  • Carmarthenshire
Post townCarmarthen
Postcode districtSA33
Dialling code01267
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Carmarthenshire
51°54′57″N 4°24′10″W / 51.9158°N 4.4028°W / 51.9158; -4.4028Coordinates: 51°54′57″N 4°24′10″W / 51.9158°N 4.4028°W / 51.9158; -4.4028
Blaen-y-coed from a drone

Notable peopleEdit

Howell Elvet Lewis, the Independent minister, hymn-writer, poet, known as Elfed, was born in 1860. The house where he was born, 'Y Gangell' is near Blaenycoed and contains a small exhibition of his life. His ashes were also scattered in Blaenycoed chapel graveyard.

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