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Llywel, Breconshire

Historical Description

Llywel, a parish in Breconshire, on the river Usk and the Via Julia Montana, under Mynydd Bwlch-y-Groes, 4 miles W of Devynnock station on the Neath and Brecon railway, and 12 W of Brecon. It is divided into the townships of Traianmawr, Traianglas, and Yschydach, the first containing the village of Trecastle, which has a post and money order office under Sennybridge (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Sennybridge. Acreage, 25,848, including 126 of water; population of the civil parish, 1259; of the ecclesiastical, 743. Much of the surface is hill and mountain, and it culminates on Trecatstle Beacon at an altitude of 2596 feet. A castle was built by Bernard Newmarch on a spot near Trecastle village, and is now represented by a mound and extensive earthworks. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £226 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church is ancient, with .i massive tower, and has been restored. The ecclesiastical parish of Traianglas was constituted in 1890. Population, 399. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £125. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. There are Calvinistic Methodist and Congregational chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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