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Llanafan Fawr, Breconshire

Historical Description

Llanafan Fawr, a parish in Breconshire, on an affluent of the river Wye, 6 miles NW of Builth. Post town, Builth (R.S.O.) Acreage, 12,900; population of the civil parish, 539; of the ecclesiastical, 813. The surface is hilly, and is largely disposed in pasture. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacies of Llanafan Fechan and Llanfihangel-bryn-Pabuan, in the diocese of St David's; net value, £137. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church contains a monument of Bishop Avan. Mab-y-Clochyddyn, a poet of the 14th century, supposed to be Macluff-ap-Lly-ivarch, was a native.

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 districtBuilth1837 - 1974

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Land and Property

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