Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Builth hundred Bartholomew
BUILTH a small town, a parish, a subdistrict, a district, and a hundred Imperial
Builth Wells station Bartholomew
Llanfair in Buallt 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 Builth Wells 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.
William Gilpin To the source of the Wye 10
William Camden Hereford, Radnor, Brecon, Monmouth and Glamorgan 4
Charles Wesley Sept. 1- Dec. 31, 1748: Ireland and central Wales 4
Robert Gammage Touring South Wales 4
Charles Wesley May 3 - Dec. 28, 1747: Wales and Ireland 3
Charles Wesley May 1 - Aug. 31, 1748: London, Wales and Ireland 2
Charles Wesley 1749: Marriage to Sally Gwynne 2
Gerald of Wales Book I, Ch. 1: Hereford and Radnor 1
Charles Wesley Jan: 15 - Apr. 29, 1748: Ireland, Wales and meeting future wife 1
John Wesley 1749-50: Wesley and the Soldiers; In Ireland and Wales Again; Wesley Burned in Effigy 1
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 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
Llanddewir Cwm 0 2
Llanelwedd 0 2
Rhosferig 0 2
Llanfaredd 0 2
Cwmbach Llechryd 1 1
Allt Mawr 0 2
Llanganten 0 2
Llanynys 0 2
Maesmynys 8 2
Llangynog 0 2
Aberedw 0 2
Llansanffraid Yn Elfael 0 2
Llanafan Fechan 0 3
Gwenddwr 0 2
Cregrina 0 2
Llanbadarn Y Garreg 0 2
Colwyn 0 2
Disserth 0 2
Newbridge on Wye 0 2
Howey 0 2