Llangatwg  Brecknockshire


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

LLANGATTOCK, a parish and a sub-district in Crickhowell district, Brecon. The parish lies on the river Usk, opposite Crickhowell, 4¼ miles NW by N of Clydach r. station; is connected by a bridge with Crickhowell, and intersected by the Brecon canal; comprises the parcel of Penallt, and the parcel of Prisk and Killey; and includes part of the chapelry of Beaufort. ...

Post town, Crickhowell. Acres, 9,597. Real property, £14,666; of which £2,780 are in iron-works, and £400 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851,5,415; in 1861,5,759. Houses, 1,254. Pop. of the Beaufort chapelry portion in 1861,2,992. Houses, 693. The property is not much divided. Llangattock Park, Glanussk Park, Glannsk Villa, and Dany-Park are chief residences. Limestone, ironstone, and coal abound; and the Beaufort iron-works are in the S. A cistvaen was found on Carnohill; and a battle was fought there, in 728, between the Britons and King Ethelbald. The liVing is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Llangeney, in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £905.* Patron, the Duke of Beaufort. The church is dedicated to St. Catwg; and is early decorated English, in good condition. There is an Independent chapel. Crickhowell workhouse also is here; and, at the census of 1861, had 119 inmates. Bishops Lloyd and Davies were rectors.—The sub-district is conterminate with the parish.

Llangatwg through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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