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Llanbedr Ystradwy, Breconshire

Historical Description

Llanbedr or Llanbedr Ystradwy, a parish in Brecknockshire, on the river Grywyne, under Sugar Loaf Hill, at the boundary with Monmouthshire, 2 miles NNE of Crickhowell, and 6 NW of Abergavenny. It contains the parcels of Bysych and Graigwen. Post town, Crickhowell. Acreage, 3814; population, 230. Moor Park, Neuadd, Glynpedr, and Llanbedr House are the chief residences. A walk hence, down the Grywyne to LIangenau church, traverses a deep dell, overshadowed by hanging woods, and encounters a marvellous variety of water, wood, and hill. The living is a rectory,. united with the perpetual curacy of Patrishow or Patricio, in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £260. Patron, the Duke of Beaufort. The church is ancient. Bishop Godwin was rector. There is 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 districtCrickhowell1837 - 1974

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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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