Llanedi is a small rural village consisting of around a hundred properties. It is surrounded by rolling countryside and beautiful views. Historically, the village was the heart of the old Llanedi parish from which the Community Council takes its name. Today, the village centres around a pleasant green.
St Edith’s Church is still an important and beautiful part of the village which, along with the Church Hall, serves the community. There is a pleasant children’s playground off the green, and the village also has a local inn, The Tafarn Y Deri .
The community hosts a weekly Friendship Circle which was created to help people to meet new friends within the local area. There are also regular village events throughout the year including a popular pig roast.
The traditional village school provides bilingual education in a safe and happy environment.
Llanedi village forms part of Hendy Ward. For further information about the ward, visit: https://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/media/1212793/hendy-ward.pdf
Life in the village of Llanedi has revolved down the centuries around the Parish Church. The births, marriages, and deaths of the inhabitants were faithfully recorded in the registers of the church.
We were fortunate to get a visit from Lewys Dwnn in the sixteenth century who traced the family tree of the influential Penry family who lived at Plas Llanedi.
The other family of influence were the Pryces of Erw Wastad and Plas Newydd.
Although largely based on an agricultural economy there were exploratory forays into coalmining at Glyn Wallis.
History Courtesy of Helenor and Howard Jones