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Llanfihangel Tal y Llyn, Breconshire

Historical Description

Llanfihangel-Tal-y-Llyn, a village and a parish in Brecknockshire. The village lies near Llyn Safaddan and Talyllyn Junction station on the Cambrian, the Brecon and Merthyr, and Midland railways, 5 miles E of Brecon. It has a post and money order office under Bwlch (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Brecon. The parish comprises 1246 acres; population of the civil parish, 237; of the ecclesiastical district, 339. The manor belonged to Bernard Newmarch. Llyn Safaddau is about 2 miles long and 1 mile wide, and affords good fishing in perch, pike, and other fish. The name Tal-y-Llyn signifies " the head of the lake." The living is a rectory, with LIanywern annexed, in the diocese of St David's; net value, £197. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1873. 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 districtBrecknock1837 - 1974

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Land and Property

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