Devynock  Brecknockshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Devynock like this:

DEVYNOCK, or Defynock, a village, a parish, a forest, a sub-district, and a hundred in Brecon. The village stands on the rivulet Senny, the Julian way, and the Neath and Brecon railway, 8 miles W by S of Brecon; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a railway station. and fairs on 16 April, 9 May, 10 Aug., 6 Oct. ...

and 5 Dec. The parish includes the hamlets of Senny, Glyntawe, Cray, Glynn, and Maescar; and contains the post office of Senny-Bridge under Brecon. Acres, 28, 883. Real property, £10, 489. Pop., 1, 798. Houses, 365. The manor was given to Bernard Newmarch; and belongs now to the Morgans. A fortress, called Castell-Ddu or Black Castle, stood adjacent to Senny-Bridge; and has bequeathed its name to a farm-house on its site. Collieries and other works are in Glyntawe; and have tram-railway communication southward into Glamorgan. A Druidical circle, called Cerrigduon, is near Devynnock village. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Ystradvelltey, in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £400.* Patron, the Bishop of St. Davids. The church has in its tower an ancient inscribed stone; and contains a Saxon font. The p. curacies of Glyntawe, Llanulid, and Llaniltid are separate benefices. There are two Independent chapels, and a Calvinistic Metho. dist one. Davy's free school and almhouses have £42; and other charities £55. -The forest comprises about 20, 000 acres; is now a bare hilly tract; and serves as pasture for the stock of the tenants of the manor at a small charge. -The sub-district is in Brecon district, and contains four parishes. Acres, 65, 053. Pop., 4, 075. Houses, 848. -The hundred contains five parishes and parts of two others. Acres, 113, 357. Pop., 10, 225. Houses, 2, 144.

Devynock through time

Devynock is now part of Powys district. Click here for graphs and data of how Powys has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Devynock itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Devynock, in Powys and Brecknockshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th January 2020

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