Builth Wells  Brecknockshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Builth Wells like this:

Builth, par. and town with ry. sta., N. Brecknockshire, on river Wye, 14 miles N. of Brecon and 183 miles NW. of London -- par., 712 ac., pop. 1455; town, pop. 1424; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Monday. A bridge of 6 arches over the Wye connects the town with Radnorshire. The mineral springs are much frequented. ...

(See BUILTH WELLS.) Llewellyn, the last prince of Wales who held the regal power, lived at Aberedw, 4 miles to the SE.; he was slain in battle (1282) at CwmLlewellyn, 3 miles to the N., and was buried at Cefn-y-Bedd, a field in the neighbourhood of the town.

Builth Wells through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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