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Llanfihangel Abergwessin, Breconshire

Historical Description

Llanfihangel Abergwessin, a parish, with a small village, in Breconshire, on the river Yrfon, at the influx of the Gwessin, 12 miles W by N of Builth. Post town. Garth (R.S.O.) Acreage, 11,611; population, 269. Llwyn Madoc is the chief residence. Most of the land is moorland and mountainous. The living is a vicarage, united with Llanddewi Abergwessin, in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £223 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church was built in 1871, and is in the Early English style, cruciform, with a massive tower; there are some fine old yew trees in the churchyard. There are Congregational and Baptist chapels.

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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