"HÊNLLAN(HÊN-LLAN), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 3 1/2 miles (E.) from Newcastle-Emlyn, containing 122 inhabitants. This parish is beautifully situated on the river Teivy, over which here is an ancient bridge of three arches, with projecting angular piers, from which the turnpike road from Newcastle-Emlyn to Carmarthen, on which it is situated, is continued through the village. The scenery on the banks of the Teivy, at this place, is strikingly picturesque and beautiful, the channel of the stream being contracted by huge masses of projecting rock, over which the river rushes with great impetuosity, and the banks on both sides are ornamented with extensive and luxuriant groves. In this parish are some interesting cascades, formed by a rivulet which falls into the Teivy, a little above the bridge: these are called Frydiau Hênllan, or the "Hênllan Falls," and are the most picturesque in this part of the Vale of Teivy. Hênllan is within the lordship of Dyfryn Teivy and Atpar, belonging to the Bishop of St.David's, and comprising the entire parishes of Bangor and Hênllan with part of that of Llandyvrîog and two farms in that of Llandysilio-Gogo: courts for the lordship are held at Trebedic, in this parish. The living is a rectory not in charge, annexed to that of Bangor, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St. David's. The church is a very small edifice, not characterized by any remarkable architectural feature, but interesting from its secluded and picturesque situation. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £29.8."
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[Gareth Hicks: 5 December 1999]
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