Builth, Breconshire Genealogy

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BUILTH, (or Llanvair-yn-muallt), a parish and market town in the hundred of Builth, in the county of Brecknock, South Wales, 14 miles to the N. of Brecknock, and 172 miles from London. It is situated on the W. bank of the river Wye, which here separates the counties of Radnor and Brecknock, and is crossed by a stone bridge of six arches, built in 1779. The Welsh name for this place is Llanvair-yn-Muallt. It was the site of a castle, erected probably by the Normans soon after the Conquest. The town is romantically situated on the river Wye, whose banks, throughout the whole of its winding and varied course, are crowned with picturesque beauty. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, and, with the exception of the ancient tower, rebuilt in the year 1793, at the expense of the parishioners, is a neat plain structure, 60 feet long, and 20 wide. There are several places of worship for dissenters.[1]

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 134-139. Adapted. Date accessed: 23 January 2014.