Llywel, Breconshire Genealogy

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LLYWEL, a parish, in the hundred of Devynock, union and county of Brecknock, South Wales comprising the townships of Traian-Glâs, Traian-Mawr, and Is-Clydach, in one of which is situated the village of Trêcastle (an ancient ward of the borough of Brecknock), from which the rest of the parishioners obtain their letters. The parish lies in the western part of the county, on the confines of Carmarthenshire, and is skirted by the river Usk. The turnpike-road from Brecknock to Llandovery passes through the village. Llywel church, once called Llantrisant, from its dedication to three saints, viz., David, Padarn, and Teilo, is an ancient structure, consisting of a nave and chancel, with a strong tower at the west end. There are three places of worship for Calvinistic Methodists, and one each for Baptists and Independents.[1]

LLYWELL, (or Llewyllt), a parish in the hundred of Devynnock, county Brecon, 11 miles W. of Brecknock, its post town, and 8 from Llandovery. It is situated in a hilly neighbourhood, on the Roman Via Julia Montana, and watered by the river Usk. The parish includes the ward of Trecastle, chapelry of Ysclydach, and the hamlets of Traian-Glas, Traian-Hale, and Traian-Mawr. For more information see Llywel, Breconshire at Genuki.org.uk


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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 172-179. Adapted. Date accessed: 29 January 2014.