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Llanfigan, Breconshire

Historical Description

Llanfigan or Llaneigan, a parish in Brecknockshire, on the Brecon Canal, near the river Csk, 2½ miles NW of Talybont station on the Brecon and Merthyr railway, and 4½ SE of Brecon. It contains the hamlets of Aber, Pencelli, and part of Talybont. Post town, Brecon. Acreage, 9943; population, 478. A castle of the Mortimers was here. Gilestone was held by the Pierrepoints. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; net value, £283 with residence. The church is dedicated to St Meugan. The churchyard contains several yew trees, one of which is 32 feet in girth.

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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