Eglwyscummin is a
parish councilboundary area on the south-west of Carmarthenshire, West Walesincorporating Marros and Cyfig parishes with the village of Red Rosesseen as the heart of the area.
Eglwyscummin is made up mostly of
agricultural farmingland with a main road route to the once popular holiday resort of Pendine Sandsand the main route to south Pembrokeshireand the Pembroke Dockferry port.
Overall administration and services are via
CarmarthenshireCounty Council inline with Eglwyscummin Community Council and input from the Taf Myrddin Community Network. Other input comes from the Eglwyscummin Community Association.
(also Cyffig) parish church. St. Margaret's parish church and hall in Eglwyscummin. St. Lawrence's parish church in Marros. The Community Centre and Memorial Garden in Red Roses.
Apart from the local farms, other businesses in the area include a
horse ridingschool, a shooting range, several caravan parks, holiday cottages for the disabled, a buscompany, a farm producing ice creamand cheese, an Autograssleague track and two public houses.
The English translation from the Welsh name Eglwyscummin is
churchcommunity although the name derived from the Celtic SaintCynin. There were five churches within the district but currently now only three remain operable with Cyfig Church now taking services again after maintenance work was carried out during 2006/7. Some history on the area can be found here: [http://188.8.131.52/HistoryListPublic.cfm?CisRef=60&SiteRef=1&SubjectID=70] .
Plans for a main traffic by-pass route to take over from the current poorly-rated, accident-ridden route from
St. Clearsto Red Roses have been announced by the Welsh Assembly. Work is scheduled to take place in around 2010.
*Local website: [http://www.eglwyscummin.org.uk]
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2749439 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Eglwyscummin and surrounding area]
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