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Aberyscir, Breconshire

Historical Description

Aberyscir, a parish in Breconshire, 2½ miles W by N of Brecon, the post town. Acreage, 1945; population, 158. The Yscir river falls here into the Usk, and has, on the right bank, the parish church, surrounded with yew-on the left bank the Gaer, a rectangular camp and several ramparts, together with substructions of walls, supposed to be identical with the British town of Bannium or Gaer Benni, which was adopted as a station by the Roman general Ostorius Scapula. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; net value, £114. The church belonged anciently to Malvern Priory.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBrecknock 
ArchdeaconrySt. Davids 
County Court districtBrecon 
DioceseSt. Davids 
HundredMerthyr Cynog 
Petty-Sessional DivisionMerthyr 
Poor Law unionBrecknock 
Registration districtBrecknock1837 - 1974
Rural DeaneryBrecon 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Breconshire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyPowys - Powys
Postal districtLD3
Post TownBrecon