Meidrim Parish

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  Meidrim, St David, Parish Church

Ordnance Survey Map Reference : SN289210

Parish Registers : Carmarthenshire Record Office

Baptisms 1653 - 1921
Marriages 1653 - 1971
Burials 1653 - 1882

Bishops Transcripts : National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
1671-73, 1675-79, 1681, 1683-88, 1693 -96
1698-1701, 1703, 1705-06

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Meidrim Parish Register Images

1665-1790-BMDs

1791-1988-Burials

1794-1907-Baptisms

1813-1922-Marriages

 

Meidrim Parish Census Images 1841-1901

 

Meidrim Parish Non-Conformist Chapel Register Images

 

Meidrim Baptisms 1803-1921

Meidrim Burials 1779-1874

 

Carmarthenshire Marriages 1754-1837
Burials 1813-1851

1901 Carmarthenshire Strays
Wills Index 1654-1858
Owners of Land 1873

 

Meidrim Genuki

 

 

Bethel, CM Chapel

Founded 1760, Rebuilt 1837, Renovated 1903

Situated in the village of Meidrim

 

Gibeon Independent Chapel, Meidrim
Founded in 1841, re-built in 1868, renovated in 1914, renovated again in 1941.

 

Meidrim Parish Church
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Meidrim is a small parish, in the hundred of DERLLYS union and county of Carmarthenshire, South Wales, it is 8 miles west from the town of Carmarthen. The village, is set deep in scenic country side, and benefits from a course of rivers which run through the parish. It is estimated that the village comprises of 6000 acres of land, the majority used for farming.

Meidrim has approximately 603 residents, a village school, 2 public houses, both a church and chapel, village green and playing field. Meidrim village lies at an historic bridging point of the Afon Dewi Fawr. It is suggested that Meidrim origins lie in prehistory, an example of this is the Church which has been was built with strong definitions of an Iron Age Hillfort and Norman Architecture.

It is not known where the name Meidrim originates from, although there are many suggestions: Meidrim signifies high ground used for early Summer pasture. 'Mei' + 'trum' = May Ridge. Another suggestion is 'Meidr' or 'Beidr' mean track, and 'im' meaning little.

The name Meidrim may have also come from an early Christian Saint called Nailtrum, or as mentioned in a 12th Century poem it may mean "half of the shoulder"of a hill. It has even been said that it is a corruption of "My dream"!!




 

 

 

 

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