Llanfihangel Cwm Du  Brecknockshire


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

LLANFIHANGEL-CWMDU, a parish in Crickhowel district, Brecon; on an affluent of the river Usk, and on the Via Julia montana, under the Black mountains, 4¼ miles NW by N of Crickhowel, and 7½ S by E of Talgarth r. station. It is divided into the parcels of Blayney, Cenol, Cilwych, and Tretower; and it contains the village of Cwmdû, which has a post office under Crickhowel. ...

Acres, 10,068. Real property, £5,987. Pop., 1,056. Houses, 240. Penniyarth is a chief residence. Tretower Castle was the seat of the Picards, lords of Ystradyw; was fortified in the time of Henry IV.; and now consists of merely a circular keep, and some ruinous walls. Tretower Court is a mansion of the 15th century, and presents some good features of later English architecture. Vestiges of a Roman station, called the Gaer, contiguous to the Via Julia, are a short way above Cwmdû village. Roman coins, bricks, and other relics have been foundThe living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £40. Patron, the Duke of Beaufort. The church was rebuilt in 1830; has an embattled tower; and includes a Roman stone, brought from the Roman station, and bearing an inscription to "Catacus." The p. curacy of Tretower is a separate benefice.

Llanfihangel Cwm Du through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 05th December 2019

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