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Llangattock, Breconshire

Historical Description

Llangattock, a parish in Breconshire and Monmouthshire. The parish lies on the river Usk, opposite Crickhowell, 4 miles NW of Gilwern station on the L. & N.W.R.; is connected by a bridge with Crickhowell, and intersected by the Brecon Canal, and includes part of the ecclesiastical parish of Beaufort. It has a post office under Crickhowell; money order and telegraph office, Crickhowell. Acreage, 9575; population, 5148; of the Breconshire portion, 2394; of the ecclesiastical parish, 1439. Llangattock Park, Glanusk Park, and Dan-y-Park are chief residences. Limestone, ironstone, and coal abound, and the Beaufort ironworks are in the S. A kistvaen was found on Carnohill, and a battle was fought there in 728 between the Britons and King Ethel-bald. A curious cave, called Eglwys Faen or the Stone Church, a large vaulted chamber abounding in stalactites, is in the side of the hill. The living is a rectory, united with the perpetual curacy of Llangenau, in the diocese of St David's; net value, £252 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Beaufort. The church is dedicated to St Catwg, and is Early Decorated. There is a Congregational chapel, and also Crickhowell Workhouse. Bishops Lloyd and Davies were rectors.

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 districtCrickhowell1837 - 1974
Registration districtCrickhowell1894 - 1900

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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