Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for CEFNLLYS, or Kevenlluce

CEFNLLYS, or Kevenlluce, a village, a parish, and a hundred, in Radnor. The village stands on the river Ithon, 2½ miles SSW of Penybont r. station, and 16 W by N of Kington; and is a contributary borough to New Radnor, and a polling place. The parish includes also the townships of Cwmbreeth, Trefonnon, and Trelegoed. Post Town, Penybont, Radnorshire. Acres, 4,135. Real property, £1,590. Pop., 395. Houses, 62. The vale of the Ithon here is strikingly picturesque. A fortress, called Castell-Glyn-Ithon, crowned a steep hill adjacent to the village; was erected, in 1242, by Ralph Mortimer; and passed, in the time of Edward IV., into the possession of the Crown. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. Davids. Value, £135. Patron, the Bishop of St. Davids. Charities, £22.-The hundred contains also five other parishes, and parts of four others. Acres, 37,291. Pop., 3,579. Houses, 606.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a parish, and a hundred"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Cefnllys CP/AP       Cefnllys Hundred       Radnorshire AncC
Place: Cefnllys

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