In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Crucywel like this:
Crickhowell, market town and par., on border of co. and 13 miles SE. of Brecknock and 170 miles NW. of London, 1941 ac., pop. 1333; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday; stands amidst charming scenery in the valley of the Usk. To the E. of the town are the remains of the ancient castle; 2 m. N. is the British post of Craighywel (Howel's Rock), from which the town takes its name.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Crucywel has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Powys. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Crucywel and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Crucywel, in Powys and Brecknockshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st May 2013
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