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Welsh: Maes-y-lan
St Teilo's, Llanddowror in 2008
Population 851 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SN254144
Community Llanddowror
Principal area Carmarthenshire
Ceremonial county Carmarthenshire
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SA33
Dialling code 01994
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Welsh Assembly Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
List of places

Llanddowror (Welsh: Maes-y-lan) is a community and also a small, historic, relatively unspoilt village two miles from the town of St. Clears in Carmarthenshire in West Wales.

The community lies on the northern shore of Carmarthen Bay. It is bordered by the communities of: Pendine; Eglwyscummin; St Clears; and Laugharne Township, all being in Carmarthenshire.

History & Amenities

The village is reachable via the scenic A477 road. The village was famously the home of Griffith Jones, the 18th century Christian educator who was funded by Bridget Bevan. Among the local attractions are the ruins of St Clears castle. Some rental cottages are available in Llanddowror, as are some Bed & Breakfast rooms.

Imperial Legacy

Improbably, Llanddowror has lent its name to the British Raj-era hill station of Landour in the Lower Western Himalaya in northern India. Landour was founded in 1827 as a convalescent station for British soldiers serving in India. Indeed, the rank-and-file soldiery of the British Indian Army was largely Celtic and Welsh; the officer corps was largely English. During British colonial rule, nostalgic British names were common in India; many of these names (e.g. Landour) survive today though many others were discarded once India became an independent state.


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