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Glyntawe or Callwen, Breconshire

Historical Description

Glyntawe or Callwen, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Devynnock parish, Breconshire, at the source of the river Tawe, 1¼ mile NW of Penwyllt station on the Neath and Brecon railway, 14 miles NE of Neath and 19 SW of Brecon. There is a post office at Penwyllt, under Neath; money order office, Onllwyn; telegraph office, Ystradgynlais. Acreage, 2604; population, 144. Craig-y-nos Castle, the seat of Madame Patti, is in the neighbourhood. There are firebrick and lime works at Penwyllt. The ecclesiastical parish of Callwen was constituted in 1868. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David'½; net value, <£95 with residence. The church is ancient.

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 - 1934
Registration districtYstradgynlais1934 - 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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