The borough or township of Laugharne was probably first founded soon after the castle was built in 1116.The town or borough of Laugharne received its first known charter in either 1290 or 1307 from Sir Guy de Brian. Sir Guy held the Lordship of Laugharne and its castle. Though there is evidence to indicate that the town was founded well before this, Laugharne Corporation traces its formal history back to this charter. Historic photos Laugharne 001The Corporation was not reformed in 1835 and was technically abolished in 1886. However it has continued and is a unique organisation operating under its original charter and administering lands it has held for hundreds of years.

The photograph was taken in the late 1930’s and shows the castle before all the ivy and vegetation was removed. The quayside is visible below the castle alongside the River Corran.