Aberedw, a small village and a parish in Radnorshire, at the influx of the Edw to the Wye, with a station on the Cambrian railway, 4 miles SE of Builth. Post town, Builth. Acreage, 4861; population of the civil parish, 195; of the ecclesiastical, 344. Aberedw Castle, now reduced to mouldering walls, much hidden by foliage, on the summit of a mound, was the hunting-seat of Llewelyn-ap-Griffith, the last native prince of Wales. The adjacent scenery, up the glen of the Edw, is highly picturesque. Prince Llewelyn was slain in the vicinity; and an excavation in the rock, about 6 feet square, still bears the name of Llewelyn's Cave. The living is a rectory, united with Llanfaredd, in the diocese of St David's; net value, £303. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church is an old edifice, in good condition, on an eminence a short way above the castle.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|County Court district||Builth|
|Poor Law union||Builth|
|Registration district||Builth||1837 - 1933|
|Registration district||Radnorshire West||1933 - 1974|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Land and Property
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