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Bwlch, Breconshire

Historical Description

Bwlch, a pass and a small village in the E of Breconshire, 2½ miles SE of Talybont station on the Brecon and Merthyr railway, and 6 NW of Crickhowell, on the road to Brecon. The pass is 800 feet high, and is the highest point of the road from Brecon to Abergavenny, crossing here the Buckland Mountain. It commands a fine view. The village is straggling, and has a post and money order office (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Talybont.

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.

Ancient CountyMonmouthshire 
Ancient CountyMonmouthshire 
Civil parishCwmyoy 
Poor Law unionAbergavenny 
Poor Law unionAbergavenny 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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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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