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Llyn Safaddau or Lake Llangorse, Breconshire

Historical Description

Llyn Safaddau or Lake Llangorse, a lake in Brecknockshire, on the Llyfni river, 4¼ miles ESE of Brecon. It is about 5 miles in circuit, has beautiful though gloomy scenery, and abounds with trout, perch, and p(ke. It was fished by the monks of Brecon daily in Lent, and three days a week during the rest of the year, under restriction of their using only one boat; and, though it has a depth of from 12 to 45 feet, it is fabled to cover the site of an ancient town. Llyn Tegid. See BA-LA LAKE.

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

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