The Mellte, Breconshire
Mellte, The, a river of Brecknockshire and Glamorgan. It rises in two headstreams, called the Llia and the Drin-garth, near Fan Llia and Fan Dringarth, under the Brecknock Beacons, runs about 10 miles southward, past Ystrady-fellte, to a confluence with the Hepste at Kilhepste, and combines with that stream and with the Sychrhyd to form the river Neath. It passes near Ystradyfellte through a very curious cavern called Porth-yr-Ogof, about 40 feet high, 20 wide, and 1800 long, and is rejoined at the middle of the cavern by a portion of its water which had disappeared near Ystradyfellte church, and flowed underground to the cavern. It also at Clyngwyn makes a very beautiful fall amid precipitous rocks, so close as to prevent all approach from below, and it likewise makes two other falls further down than Clyngwyn.
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