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Llandefaelog Fach, Breconshire

Historical Description

Llandefaelog Fach, a township and a parish in Brecknockshire. The township lies on the river Honddu, near the Sarn Helen Way, 2½ miles NNW of Brecon. It has a post office under Brecon; money order and telegraph office, Brecon. Acreage of township, 2128; population of the township and ecclesiastical parish, 183. The parish contains also the ecclesiastical parish of Llanfihangel Fechan, and comprises 5223 acres; population, 322. Glanhonddu and Llandefaelog House are chief residences. The land is hilly but generally fertile. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; net value, £283 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1831, restored in 1857 and the chancel rebuilt, again restored in 1893, and is dedicated to St Maelog. There is a stone pillar, 6 feet high, to Rhain ap Brychan.

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

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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