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DEVYNNOCK - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"DEVYNNOCK, a parish in the hundred of Devynnock, in the county of Brecon, 7 miles S.W. of Brecknock. It is situated on the river Usk, and contains Ystradyelltey, Llanulid, Glyntawe, Llaniltid, Maescar, Glynn, and Senny. The great forest covers an area of 20,000 acres. The Roman road, Via Tulia, passed through the parish. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of St. David's, value with the perpetual curacy of Ystradvelltey, 400, in the patronage of the bishop. There is a district church at Callwen, or Glyntawe, value 180; at Llanulid, value 1103; and at Llaniltid or St. Illtid, value 80, all of which are perpetual curacies in the patronage of the vicar.

The church is dedicated to St. Dyvnog, and contains some monuments. There are chapels for Independents and Calvinistic Methodists. The petty sessions are held here for the hundred. The charities amount to 97 per annum, 42 of which gees to Dayy's free school and almshouses. There are barrows and a druidical circle. Fairs are held here on the 16th April, 9th May, 12th August, 6th October, and 5th December."

"CALLWEN, a hamlet in the chapelry of Glyntawe, parish and hundred of Devynnock, in the county of Brecknock, South Wales, 7 miles to the W. of Brecknock."

"CRAY, a hamlet in the parish and hundred of Devynnock, in the county of Brecon, 7 miles W. of Brecknock. It is situated on the river Cray, which is a tributary of the river Usk, and contains the village of Llanulid."

"GLYNN, a hamlet in the parish and hundred of Devynnock, county Brecon, 8 miles W. of Brecknock. The hamlet includes the village of Illtid, and the river Tarrill flows through it."

"GLYNTAWE, (or Capel Callwen), a hamlet in the parish and hundred of Devynnock, county Brecon, 7 miles W. of Brecknock. Trecastle is its post town. This, with Callwen, is an ecclesiastical district, the church being in the hamlet. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of St. David's, value 80, in the gift of the vicar of the parish."

"LLANULID, a chapelry in the hamlet of Cray, parish of Devynnock, county Brecon, 7 miles W. of Brecknock, its post town. Here is a church, the living of which is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of St. David's, value 120, in the patronage of the vicar of the parish."

"MAESCAR, a hamlet in the parish of Devynnock, county Brecon, 7 miles W. of Brecknock. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Camlet and Usk."

"SENNY, a hamlet in the parish and hundred of Devynnock, county Brecon, 8 miles S.W. of Brecknock, on river Senny."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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