Llansbyddyd, Breconshire Genealogy

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LLANSPYTHID, or LLANSPYDDID (LLAN-SPYDDYD), a parish, comprising the hamlets of Llanspythid, Modrŷdd, and Penpont, in the hundred of Devynock, union and county of Brecknock, South Wales. The original name of this place, "Llany-Spitty," of which its modern appellation is said to be a corruption, is derived from an ancient hospitium, formerly supported here by the priory of Malvern, in the county of Worcester, to which establishment Milo Fitz-Walter granted the manor and advowson. The church, dedicated to St. Cattwc, and situated near the high road, is a long low building, consisting of a nave and chancel, with a small belfry at the west end. There are places of worship in the parish for Baptists and Calvinistic Methodists.[1]

Also spelled Llanspyddid. LLANSPYDDID, a parish in the hundred of Devynnock, county Brecon, 2 miles W. of Brecknock, its post town. It is situated on the Roman Via Julia Montana, and is watered by the river Usk. The parish includes the townships of Modrydd and Pen-Pont. For more information see Llansbyddid, Breconshire at Genuki.org.uk


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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 98-111. Adapted. Date accessed: 29 January 2014.