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LLANVIGAN - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"LLANVIGAN, (or Llanfeugan), a parish in the hundred of Penkelly, county Brecon, 4 miles S.E. of Brecknock, its post town, and 9 N.W. of Crickhowell. It is situated in the vicinity of the river Usk and the Brecon canal. The parish contains the hamlets of Glynn-Collwn, and Penkelly. A castle formerly stood here, which belonged to the Mortimers. The people are mostly employed in the mines. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of St. David's, value with the curacy of Glynn annexed, 480. The church is dedicated to St. Vengan. The parochial endowments produce about 42 per annum. Here is a yew-tree above 9 yards in circumference."

"GLYNN-COLLWN, a hamlet in the parish of Llanvigan, hundred of Penkelly, county Brecon, 4 miles S.E. of Brecknock. Here is a church, the living of which is a curacy annexed to the rectory of Llanvigan, in the diocese of St. David's. Hazel Glen is a pleasant spot in this locality."

"PENKELLY, a hamlet in the parish of Llanvigan, hundred of Penkelly, county Brecon, 4 miles S.E. of Brecknock. There are traces of a castle, which formerly belonged to the Mortimers, Despencers, Devereuxs, and other influential families."

"TAL-Y-BONT, a village in the parishes of Llanthetty and Llanvigan, county Brecon, 5 miles S.E. of Brecknock."

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

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