Capel Coelbren  Brecknockshire


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

CAPEL-COELBREN, a chapelry in Ystradgynlas parish, Brecon; on the river Llech, 5 miles NNW of Glyn-Neath r. station, and 12 NNE of Neath. Post Town, Ystradgynlas, under Swansea. Statistics, with the parish. The scenery is picturesque, and borrows grandeur from the Cribarth mountain. The Llech makes a noble fall of 100 feet. ...

Some erect coal trees, of the sigillaria class, have been found in the bed of the stream. There are remains of a Roman road. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £100. Patron, the Rector of Ystradgynlas. The church is a small primitive structure; and contains a curious old tombstone.

Capel Coelbren through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st November 2019

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