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Llanwrthwl, Breconshire

Historical Description

Llanwrthwl, a village and a parish in Brecknockshire. The village stands on the river Wye, 3 miles S of Ehayader. It has a post office under Rhayader; money order office, Ehayader; telegraph office, Doldowlod railway station. The parish comprises 20,223 acres, including 123 of water; population, 405. Roscoe says-" The small village and tiny church of Llanwrthwl look out from the mountain-nest of wood and heather upon the broad river below, whose course runs through woods, only allowing occasional peeps at the opposite towering hills, also belted with avenues and groups of fine trees." The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £102 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church is dedicated to St Wrthwl, and the churchyard contains a pillar-cross. There is a Congregational 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 districtRhayader1837 - 1933
Registration districtBuilth1933 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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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