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Capel Colbren, Breconshire

Historical Description

Capel-Colbren, a chapelry in Ystradgynlais parish, Brecknockshire, on the river Llech, 12 miles NNE of Neath. It has a railway station, Colbren Junction, at the junction of the Neath and Brecon railway with the Swansea, Brecon, and Hereford branch of the M.R. Post town, Ystradgynlais, under Swansea. The scenery is picturesque, and borrows grandeur from the Cribarth Mountain. The Llech makes a noble fall of 100 feet. There are remains of a Roman road. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £190. Patron, the Rector of Ystradgynlais. The church is a small primitive structure, and contains a curious old tombstone, the date on which is 1001.

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

Land and Property

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