Searching for "BUILTH WELLS"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    BRECKNOCKSHIRE, Breconshire, or Brecon Brecknockshire well clothed with wood and heather. A barren chain, called MynyddEpynt, commences at the western boundary, 3 miles above Trecastle, and extends north-eastward, across the county, to Builth Imperial
    Builth Brecknockshire BUILTH WELLS.) Llewellyn, the last prince of Wales who held the regal power, lived at Aberedw, 4 miles to the SE.; he was slain Bartholomew
    BUILTH Brecknockshire Wells, a head post office,‡ two chief inns, a weekly market on Monday, and fairs on the third Monday of Feb., the Friday before 12 May, 27 June, 2 Oct., and 6 Dec.; and is a seat of petty sessions.—The parish includes the town, and comprises 712 acres. Real property, £2,906. Pop., 1,110. Houses, 226. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Davids. Value, £204.* Patron, T. Thomas, Esq. The sub-district contains the parishes of Builth Imperial
    Builth Wells Brecknockshire Builth Wells , sta. on Mid Wales Ry., 1 mile NW. of Builth, N. Brecknockshire. The wells called the Park Wells Bartholomew
    CLAWDD-MADOG Brecknockshire Builth. It contains the Llanwrtyd wells, and the villages of Bout and Pontrhydyfere. Real property, £818. Pop., 287. Houses Imperial
    Llandrindod Radnorshire Wells), Radnorshire, 6¼ miles NE. of Builth Road and 183 NW. of London, 2689 ac., pop. 303; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank Bartholomew
    Llanwrtyd Brecknockshire Wells), in NW. of Brecknockshire, on river Irvon, 10 miles SW. of Builth Road sta., 11,335 ac., pop. 848; P.O., T.O.; is a pleasant Bartholomew
    LLANWRTYD Brecknockshire Wells, and a post office under Builth, Breconshire. Acres, 11,335. Real property, £2,056. Pop., 607. Houses, 117. The property Imperial
    Llechryd Junction Radnorshire Junction , ry. sta., on W. border of Radnor, 2 m. NW. of Builth Wells sta. and 9 SE. of Rhayader. Bartholomew
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