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Llanfrynach, Breconshire

Historical Description

Llanfrynach or Llanvrynach, a parish in Breconshire, on the river Usk and the Brecon Canal, near the Via Julia Montana, 3 miles SE of Brecon. It has a post office under Brecon; money order and telegraph office, Brecon. Acreage, 6342; population, 304. The seat of Brychan, prince of Brecknock, was here. Maesderwen is the chief residence Roman hypocausts, a conduit, coins, and other relics were found, in 1775, at Maesderwen. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; net value, £208 with residence. The church is dedicated to St Brynach, and is ancient. Aubrey, the antiquary. Principal Aubrey, and Jones, the friend of Archbishop Laud, were natives.

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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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