Cefnllys  Radnorshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cefnllys like this:

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.

Cefnllys through time

Cefnllys is now part of Powys district. Click here for graphs and data of how Powys has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cefnllys itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cefnllys, in Powys and Radnorshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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