Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Brecon. You may be able to find further references to Brecon in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
BRECKNOCK, or Brecon a town, two parishes, a subdistrict, and a district Imperial
BRECON and MERTHYR-TYDVIL RAILWAY a system of railway Imperial
Castle Inn parish Bartholomew
DAVID (St.), or David-Brecon (St.) a parish Imperial

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Brecon.

Place Type of entry Source
Venny Vach township Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Brecon within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
George Borrow Strata Florida and Tregaron 11
Gerald of Wales Book I, Ch. 2: Hay and Brecheinia 5
Arthur Young 1776 Tour of South Wales and South Midlands 5
William Camden Hereford, Radnor, Brecon, Monmouth and Glamorgan 4
William Gilpin Monmouth to Llandovery 4
George Borrow Tom O' the Dingle 2
Gerald of Wales Introduction 2
Robert Gammage Touring South Wales 2
John Wesley 1749-50: Wesley and the Soldiers; In Ireland and Wales Again; Wesley Burned in Effigy 2
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 2
George Borrow Machynlleth 1
George Borrow Conclusion: Newport and Chepstow 1
Charles Wesley Sept. 1- Dec. 31, 1748: Ireland and central Wales 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 3: Worcester, Hereford and Wales 1
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 1
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 1
John Wesley 1777-80: On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lord George Gordon 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Venni Fach 0 2
Llan Ddew 3 2
Llanhamlach 1 2
Llandyfaelog Fach 0 2
Llansbyddyd 0 2
Garthbrengi 0 2
Llan Y Wern 0 2
Llanfeugan 0 2
Battle 0 2
Penkelly 0 2
Talachddu 0 2
Felin Fach 0 2
Aberysgyr 0 2
Llanfrynach 0 3
Scethrog 0 2
Llanfihangel Tal Y Llyn 0 3
Llanfilo 0 3
Pen Pont 0 2
Trawsgoed 0 2
Modrydd 0 2