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LLANWRTYD - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"LLANWRTYD, a parish in the hundred of Builth, county Brecon, 10 miles S.W. of Builth, its post town, and 12 N.E. of Llandovery. This is a small watering-place, situated in rather a wild neighbourhood, on the river Irvon. The parish includes the hamlets of Clawdd Madog, and Llechweddor. Here is a spring containing sulphureous properties similar to those of Harrogate, called by the people Fynnon Ddrewllyd, or "the stinking well". Woollen goods are manufactured here. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage of Llangammarch, in the diocese of St. David's. The church is dedicated to St. David. The charities consist of an endowment to Jones's school, producing about 11 per annum. There are two old seats; one is now a farmhouse, and the other a lodging-house."

"BONT, a village in the parish of Llanwrtyd, hundred of Builth, in the county of Brecknock, South Wales, 11 miles to the W. of Builth. The name of this place signifies a bridge, and is the same word as Pont."

"BONTRHYDYFERE, a village in the parish of Llanwrtyd, hundred of Builth, in the county of Brecknock, South Wales, 11 miles to the W. of Builth."

"CLAWDD-MADOG, a hamlet in the parish of Llanwrtyd, in the hundred of Builth, in the county of Brecon, 12 miles W. of Builth, its post town, and 11 from Llandovery railway station. It contains Trehengwin and Bout."

"LLECHWEDDOR, a hamlet in the parish of Llanwrtyd, hundred of Builth, county Brecon, 11 miles N.W. of Builth. It is situated near the river Irvon, and has a chalybeate spring."

"TREHENGWIN, a village in the hamlet of Clawdd, county Brecon, 12 miles S.W. of Builth."

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

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