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Cantreff, Breconshire

Historical Description

Cantreff, a parish in Breconshire, on the river Cynrig, a tributary of the Usk, 2½ miles SSE of Brecon. It includes the chapelry of Nantddu, and its post town is Brecon. Acreage, 8986; population, 411. The surface includes the Brecknock Beacons. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's. The church is good.

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 districtBrecknock1837 - 1974

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

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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