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Llanhamlach, Breconshire

Historical Description

Llanhamlach or Llanamwich, a village and a parish in Brecknockshire. The village stands on the river Usk, the Brecon Canal, and the Via Julia Montana, under the Brecknock Beacons, 3½ miles SE of Brecon. The parish contains also the hamlet of Llechfaen, and its post town is Brecon. Acreage, 1911; population, 268. The manor belonged to Bernard Newmarch. Peterstone is the chief residence. The remnant of a cistvaen, called Ty Illtyd, is at Manest Court. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £246 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1802 and restored in 1887; it retains the tower of a previous edifice, and is shaded by massive yew trees.

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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