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Llanspyddid, Breconshire

Historical Description

Llanspyddid, a township and a parish in Brecknockshire. The township lies on the river Usk and the Via Julia Montana, 2½ miles W by S of Brecon. Acreage, 1834; population, 146. The parish contains also the townships of Modrydd and Penpont, and its post town is Brecon. Acreage, 9056; population of the civil parish, 369; of the ecclesiastical, 264. Pennoyre is a chief residence. There is an ancient British camp. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £80 with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Camden. The church is Early Decorated English, and is surrounded by old yew trees. The churchyard contains an ancient tomb, traditionally said to be that of Brychan Breicheiniog. The vicarage of Bettws Penpont is a separate benefice.

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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