In South Wales, is bounded, North by Merionethshire and Montgomery, East by Radnorshire and Brecknockshire, South by Carmarthenshire, and West by the Irish Sea. It is about 40 miles long, and 20 broad. The principal river is the Tivy. It is divided into five Hundreds — Geneurglyn, Ilar, Moddyn, Pennarth, and Troedyroyr. It has five Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Diocese of St. David’s, and in the Southern Circuit. Population, P. 68,766.
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850