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Bronllys, Breconshire

Historical Description

Bronllys, Broynllis or Brynllys, a village and a parish in Brecknockshire. The village stands on the river Llyfni, 1 mile NW of Talgarth, and 7 miles SW of Hay, and has a post office under Talgarth (R.S.O.), which is the money order and telegraph office. The parish comprises 2187 acres; population, 297. A ruined castle here has been thought by some to be of Phoenician origin, but was really a structure of the 13th century, built after the model of the round tower of Pembroke Castle. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £131 with residence. The church has some Norman windows and a detached bell-tower. There is also a Calvinistic Methodist chapel.

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.

Registration districtHay1837 - 1974

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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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Postal districtLD3
Post TownBrecon