Clydach  Brecknockshire


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

CLYDACH, a rivulet and a hamlet on the south-east border of Brecon. The rivulet rises on the Mynydd-Llangynidr mountain; and runs 3 miles south-south-eastward, and 4½ east-north-eastward, to the Usk, near the boundary with Monmouth. Its valley is narrow, rocky, and highly picturesque; is crossed, near the mouth, by an aqueduct of the Brecon and Newport canal, 80 feet high; and teems, for a long way, with industry in the mining of coal, the quarrying of limestone, and the working of iron. ...

The hamlet stands on the rivulet, near its influx to the Usk, 4½ miles W by S of Abergavenny; and has a station on the Merthyr and Abergavenny railway, and a post office‡ under Abergavenny.

Clydach through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Clydach, in Monmouthshire and Brecknockshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th October 2021

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