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Merthyr Cynog, Breconshire

Historical Description

Merthyr Cynog, a parish in Brecknockshire, on the river Honddu, 8 miles NNW of Brecon, and comprising the hamlets of Lower Dyffryn Honddu, Upper Dyffryn Honddu, and Yscirfechan. Post town, Brecon. Acreage, 17,762; population, 659. The surface is mountainous. An ancient camp is at Alltamog, and two pillar crosses are at Mynachty. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; gross value, .6100. There are Congregational and Calvinistic Methodistchapels.

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

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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