Cathedin, Breconshire Genealogy

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CATHEDINE (TÎR Y CAETH ADYN), a parish, in the hundred of Talgarth, union and county of Brecknock, South Wales, 7 miles (E. S. E.) from Brecknock. The name of this place signifies, according to Mr. Theophilus Jones, the "land of the wretched captive," it having been assigned by Bernard de Newmarch, on completing the conquest of this portion of the principality. The parish is situated on the road leading from Abergavenny to Crickhowel and Hay. The scenery throughout is pleasing and picturesque, and not unfrequently striking and romantic, the elements of the one description being amply supplied in the ornamental woods and tranquil waters, and of the other in the hilly and mountainous eminences, rugged precipices, and foaming cataracts. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is a very plain structure, with neither spire nor tower.[1]

Also spelled Cathedine. Cathedine Church (St. Michael's) is in the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, in the community of Llangors in the county of Powys. For more information see Cathadin, Breconshire at


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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 228-238. Adapted. Date accessed: 23 January 2014.