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The Neath or Nedd, Breconshire

Historical Description

Neath or Nedd, The, a river of Brecknockshire and Glamorgan. It rises under the mountain Gehirrach, in Forest-fawr, near the Brecknock Beacons; collects several rapid and tumultuous headstreams among the Forest-fawr Mountains, and downward to Pont-Neath- Vaughan, at the boundary with Glamorgan, and about 10 miles sonth-south-westward from its highest source; becomes the Neath proper at Pont-Neath-Vaughan; and proceeds thence about 15 miles south-westward past Aberpergwm, Glyn Neath, Capel Resolven, Aberdulas, Llantwit, Cadoxton, and Neath, to Swansea Bay at Briton Ferry. Both the headstreams above Pont-Neath-Vanghan and the main stream below make picturesque falls; and the entire vale, almost from the commencement of the headstreams down to the immediate vicinity of Neath town, is highly picturesque. Tourists, painters, poets, anglers, and meditative lovers of the romantic, are alike charmed by the attractions of this vale.

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

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