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Llyswen, Breconshire

Historical Description

Llyswen, a village and a parish in Breconshire, on the river Wye, at the boundary with Radnorshire. The village stands 1 mile SE of Boughrood station on the Cambrian railway, and 7 miles SW by W of Hay. It has a post office (R.S.O.); money order office, Talgarth; telegraph office, Three Cocks Junction railway station. The parish comprises 1080 acres; population, 168. A palace of the princes of South Wales was here. Dderw was a seat of the Morgans. Llangoed Castle is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; net value, £125 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1863, and is in the Early English style.

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 districtHay1837 - 1974

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Land and Property

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