Llanycrwys is a community located in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Situated in the historical Cayo Hundred in the Union of Lampeter, it is situated near the River Cothi, and is separated from the parish of Caio by the Afon Twrch, which flows near the St. Davids church.[1][2] The church is isolated, and was restored in 1892 by C. H. Purday of Ewan Christian, who had a porch on the western side, with a timbered gable.[3]

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Llanycrwys is located in Carmarthenshire
Location within Carmarthenshire
  • Llanycrwys
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
FireMid and West Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
52°04′59″N 3°58′59″W / 52.083°N 3.983°W / 52.083; -3.983Coordinates: 52°04′59″N 3°58′59″W / 52.083°N 3.983°W / 52.083; -3.983

In 1934, local schoolmaster Daniel Jenkins published Cerddi Ysgol Llanycrwys,[4] a collection of Welsh language poetry written by well-known Welsh poets for the celebration of St. David's Day at Llanycrwys between 1901 and 1920.

The community is bordered by the communities of Cynwyl Gaeo and Pencarreg, both being in Carmarthenshire; and by Llanfair Clydogau in Ceredigion.


Llanycrwys' population was 235, according to the 2011 census;[5] a 6.33% increase since the 221 people noted in 2001.[6]

The 2011 census showed 46.7% of the population could speak Welsh, a fall from 61.4% in 2001.[7]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel. "LLAN-Y-CRWYS [Llan-Crwys]". A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, accessed via Genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  2. ^ Brayley, Edward Wedlake; Britton, John (1812). The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County: North Wales. T. Maiden. p. 17.
  3. ^ Lloyd, Thomas; Orbach, Julian; Scourfield, Robert (2006). Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. Yale University Press. p. 342. ISBN 0-300-10179-1.
  4. ^ Knowles, Anne Kelly (1 February 1997). Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier. University of Chicago Press. p. 71. ISBN 978-0-226-44853-4.
  5. ^ "Area: Llanycrwys (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Area: Llanycrwys (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. 18 November 2004. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  7. ^ "2011 Census results by Community". Welsh Language Commissioner. 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.[permanent dead link]