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Garthbrengy, Breconshire

Historical Description

Garthbrengy, a parish in the county of Brecon, on the river Honddu, 3 miles N of Brecon. Post town, Brecon. Acreage, 1962; population, 153. The surface rises abruptly from the Honddu. The living is a vicarage, held with that of Llanfihangel Vechan, in the diocese of St David's; joint net value, £165 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1874. Garfchbrengy is a corruption of Garth-bryn-cu, its original and correct name, which means, " Garth (or enclosure) on the loved eminence." In ancient MS. it is thus spelt.

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

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Land and Property

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