Llangammarch Wells Historical Society Logo
A snapshot of the Llangammarch Wells Sketch

Cottages adjoining the Cammarch

These are still standing but have been lying empty for years. It is believed they were called Tycros. They appear in the census from 1851  and disappear in 1901.
There were cottages on same side of road as the Cammarch Hotel where the Railway bridge is now – these were demolished to make way for the railway which was opened in  1867 .These can be seen on the old plan of the village and appear to form a village centre at the bottom of the hill on both sides of the road before the river bridge. Looking on the early census, there are a range of dwelling names which do not match any current dwellings. From the information given re occupations. It is clear these were small cottages for manual labourers who were tenants. The landowner would have benefitted from compulsory purchases by the railway and the tenants would have had to find alternative accommodation.


  • 1901
    no recorded occupants
  • 1881
    Isaac Price, general labourer age 46, his wife Anne age 45, daughter Elizabeth age 11, son David age 5, son Thomas age 3 and daughter Ann age 1 .There was also a boarder, Phillip Watkins age 71 a plasterer
  • 1871
    John Bowen, butcher age 46, his wife Anne age 45, his son William age 20, daughter Anne age 18 and son John age 8
  • 1861
    David Evans, age 32, Railway labourer and his wife Eleanor, age 35
  • 1851
    Edward Jones age 42 , a sadler, his wife Mary age 40, his daughter Catherine age 15, daughter Mary, age 9, son Thomas age 6, son Edward age 2 and daughter Jane age 2 mths

Share your memories

If you have any memories, knowledge or images of Cottages adjoining the Cammarch which you would like to share with us then please click on the button below and fill out the form.

Share a memory