"LLANTHEW, a parish in the hundreds of Merthyr and Penkelly, county Brecon, 1 mile N.E. of Brecknock, its post town. The parish is watered by the river Honddu, The bishops of St. David formerly had a palace here, and it is said Archbishop Baldwin and Giraldus made a short stay here in 1188. The living is a perpetual cur: in the diocese of St. David's, value £89, in the patronage of the Archdeacon of Brecon. The church, dedicated to St. David, is an ancient cruciform structure."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of
Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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