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Clydach, Breconshire

Historical Description

Clydach, a rivulet and a hamlet on the south-eastern border of Breconshire. The rivulet rises on the Mynydd-Llangynidr Mountain, and runs 3 miles south-south-eastward, and 4½ east-north-eastward, to the Usk, near the boundary with Monmouthshire. Its valley is narrow, rocky, and highly picturesque, and teems for a long way with industry in the mining of coal, the quarrying of limestone, and the working of iron. The hamlet is in' Llanelly parish, stands on the rivulet, near its influx to the Usk, 4½ miles W by S of Aber-gavenny, and has a station on the L. & N.W.R., and a post office under Abergavenny; money order and telegraph office, Gilwern. There are limestone quarries.

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

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