Llanafan Fawr  Brecknockshire


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

LLANAFAN-FAWR, a parish in Builth district, Brecon on an affluent of the river Wye, 6 miles NW of Builth town and r. station. It is cut into three divisions,-first, second, and third; it contains, besides these, the hamlet of Llysdinam; and its Post town is Builth, Breconshire. Acres of the three divisions, 7,971; of Llysdinam hamlet, 2,476. ...

Real property of the first div., £1,066; of the second div., £796; of the third div., $1,303; of Llysdinam hamlet, £1,116. Pop. of the whole, 936. Houses, 174. Pop. of Llysdinam, 242 Houses, 39. The surface is hilly, and is largely disposed in pasture. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacies of Llanafan-Fechan and Llanfihangel Bryn-Pabuan, in the diocese of St. David's. Value, $273. * Patron, the Bishop of St. David's. The church contains a monument of Bishop Avan. A Presbyterian church was founded in 1670. The parish has a share in Powell's Brecon. Mab-y-Clochyddyn, a poet of the 14th century, supposed to be Macluff-ap-Llywarch, was a native.

Llanafan Fawr through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd June 2021

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