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LLANBEDR - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"LLANBEDR, a parish in the hundred of Crickhowell, county Brecon, 2 miles N.E. of Crickhowell, its post town, and 6 N.W. of Abergavenny. It is situated at the foot of the Sugar-Loaf Hill. The river Grwny, a tributary of the Usk, flows through the parish, which includes the parcels of Bysych and Graigwen. Iron ore is obtained here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David's, value with the curacy of Partrishow annexed, 154. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Peter. The tower is of older date than the body of the church. The parochial charities produce about 38 per annum, chiefly arising from a bequest by Mrs. Herbert, in 1728, for school purposes. Bishop F. Godwin once held this living. Moor Park is the principal residence."

"BYSICH, a parcel of the parish of Llanbedr, in the hundred of Crickhowell, and county of Brecon, South Wales, 2 miles to the N.E. of Crickhowell."

"GRAIGWEN, a parcel in the parish of Llanbedr, county Brecon, South Wales, 2 miles S.E. of Crickhowel."

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

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