MS Peniarth 147

The next of our historical sources is now live on the website! Over the course of last week, we completed the work of preparing the data which was collected from MS Peniarth 147 in order to include them in the list. Almost a thousand historical forms of Welsh parish names have been uploaded from this important manuscript, dated c.1570, which was collected by William Dafydd Llywelyn of Llangynidr.

The list includes forms which show the influence of the Welsh dialect of Breconshire, and fascinating Welsh language forms of parish and village names from South Pembrokeshire and Gower. The above map shows the distribution of these names across Wales.