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Brecknockshire

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Brecknockshire (Sir Frycheiniog), also known as the County of Brecknock, Breconshire, or the County of Brecon is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales, and a former administrative county. [1]

77 relations: Beaufort, Blaenau Gwent, Black Mountains, Wales, Blaenau Gwent, Borough, Borough of Brecknock, Brecknock Museum, Brecknock Rural District, Brecknockshire, Brecon, Brecon Beacons, Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre, Breconshire (UK Parliament constituency), Brychan, Brycheiniog, Brynmawr, Buellt, Builth Wells, Carmarthenshire, Castra, Ceredigion, Chapman code, Civil parish, Crickhowell, Custos Rotulorum of Brecknockshire, Cynon Valley, Dan yr Ogof, Decentralization, Districts of Wales, Fforest Fawr, Gerald of Wales, Glamorgan, Glyntawe, Hay-on-Wye, Heart of Wales line, Herefordshire, High Sheriff of Brecknockshire, Historic counties of Wales, Hundred (county division), Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542, Libanus, Powys, Llanddew, Llanelly, Llanwrtyd, Llanwrtyd Wells, Local board of health, Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, Local Government Act 1888, Local Government Act 1894, Local Government Act 1972, Local government in Wales, ..., Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire, Member of parliament, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Middle Ages, Monmouthshire (historic), Municipal borough, Mynydd Epynt, Pen y Fan, Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Powys, Radnorshire, Rassau, Rhayader Rural District, River Usk, River Wye, Rural district, Sanitary district, South Wales Valleys, Talgarth, Tretower Castle, Tretower Court, Urban district (Great Britain and Ireland), Vaynor, Wales, Y Gaer, Ystradgynlais. Expand index (27 more) »

Beaufort, Blaenau Gwent

Beaufort (Cendl or Y Cendl) is a village and community located in the historic county of Brecknockshire (Breconshire) and the preserved county of Gwent.

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Black Mountains, Wales

The Black Mountains (Y Mynyddoedd Duon) are a group of hills spread across parts of Powys and Monmouthshire in southeast Wales, and extending across the England–Wales border into Herefordshire.

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Blaenau Gwent

Blaenau Gwent (pronounced) is a county borough in Wales, sharing its name with a parliamentary constituency.

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Borough

A borough is an administrative division in various English-speaking countries.

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Borough of Brecknock

The Borough of Brecknock was one of the three local government districts of the county of Powys, Wales, formed under the terms of the Local Government Act 1972 from the administrative county of Brecknockshire (with the exception of Brynmawr, Llanelly, Penderyn, and Vaynor).

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Brecknock Museum

Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery is a museum managed by Powys County Council in Brecon, the historic county town of Brecknockshire or Breconshire in Mid Wales.

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Brecknock Rural District

Brecknock was a rural district in the administrative county of Breconshire, Wales, from 1894 - 1974.

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Brecknockshire

Brecknockshire (Sir Frycheiniog), also known as the County of Brecknock, Breconshire, or the County of Brecon is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales, and a former administrative county.

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Brecon

Brecon (Aberhonddu), archaically known as Brecknock, is a market town and community in Powys, Wales, with a population in 2001 of 7,901, increasing to 8,250 at the 2011 census.

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Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) is a mountain range in South Wales. In a narrow sense, the name refers to the range of Old Red Sandstone peaks which lie to the south of Brecon. Sometimes referred to as "the central Beacons" they include South Wales' highest mountain, Pen y Fan. The range forms the central section of the Brecon Beacons National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog), a designation which also encompasses ranges both to the east and the west of "the central Beacons". This much wider area is also commonly referred to as "the Brecon Beacons", and it includes the Black Mountains to the east as well as the similarly named but quite distinct Black Mountain to the west. The highest peaks include Fan Brycheiniog to the west and Pen y Fan in the central part. They share the same basic geology as the central range, and so exhibit many similar features, such as the north-facing escarpment and glacial features such as lakes and cwms (cirques) below the escarpment. They all fall within the border of the national park.

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Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre

The Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre is the popular name for the National Park Visitor Centre managed by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

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Breconshire (UK Parliament constituency)

Breconshire or Brecknockshire was a constituency in Wales which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the English Parliament, and later to the Parliament of Great Britain and of the United Kingdom, between 1542 and 1918.

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Brychan

Brychan Brycheiniog was a legendary 5th-century king of Brycheiniog (Brecknockshire, alternatively Breconshire) in South Wales.

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Brycheiniog

Brycheiniog was an independent kingdom in South Wales in the Early Middle Ages.

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Brynmawr

Brynmawr (sometimes hyphenated to Bryn-mawr) is a market town and electoral ward in Blaenau Gwent, South Wales.

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Buellt

Buellt or Builth was a cantref in medieval Wales, located west of the River Wye.

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Builth Wells

Builth Wells (Llanfair ym Muallt) is a town and electoral ward in the county of Powys, within the historic boundaries of Brecknockshire, mid Wales, lying at the confluence of the River Wye and the River Irfon, in the Welsh (or Upper) section of the Wye Valley.

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Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin; or informally Sir Gâr) is a unitary authority in the southwest of Wales and is the largest of the thirteen historic counties of Wales.

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Castra

In the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, the Latin word castrum (plural castra) was a building, or plot of land, used as a fortified military camp.

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Ceredigion

Ceredigion is a county in the Mid Wales area of Wales and previously was a minor kingdom.

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Chapman code

Chapman codes are a set of 3-letter codes used in genealogy to identify the administrative divisions in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

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Civil parish

In England, a civil parish is a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority.

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Crickhowell

Crickhowell (Crug Hywel, also spelled Crughywel, or Crucywel) is a small town in southeastern Powys, Wales.

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Custos Rotulorum of Brecknockshire

This is a list of people who have served as Custos Rotulorum of Brecknockshire.

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Cynon Valley

Cynon Valley is one of many former coal mining valleys within the South Wales Valleys of Wales.

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Dan yr Ogof

Dan yr Ogof, located at the National Showcaves Centre for Wales, is a long cave system in south Wales,about north of Ystradgynlais and southwest of Brecon, in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Decentralization

Decentralization is the process by which the activities of an organization, particularly those regarding planning and decision-making, are distributed or delegated away from a central, authoritative location or group.

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Districts of Wales

In 1974, Wales was re-divided for local government purposes into thirty-seven districts.

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Fforest Fawr

Fforest Fawr is the name given to an extensive upland area in the county of Powys, Wales.

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Gerald of Wales

Gerald of Wales (Giraldus Cambrensis; Gerallt Gymro; Gerald de Barri) was a Cambro-Norman archdeacon of Brecon and historian.

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Glamorgan

Glamorgan, or sometimes Glamorganshire, (Morgannwg or Sir Forgannwg) is one of the thirteen historic counties of Wales and a former administrative county of Wales.

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Glyntawe

Glyntawe is a hamlet and parish on the upper reaches of the River Tawe in Powys, Wales.

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Hay-on-Wye

Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll or just Y Gelli), often abbreviated to just "Hay", is a small market town and community in the historic county of Brecknockshire in Wales, currently administered as part of the unitary authority of Powys.

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Heart of Wales line

The Heart of Wales line (Rheilffordd Calon Cymru) is a railway line running from Craven Arms in Shropshire to Llanelli in southwest Wales.

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Herefordshire

Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands of England, governed by Herefordshire Council.

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High Sheriff of Brecknockshire

This is a list of High Sheriffs of Brecknockshire or Breconshire.

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Historic counties of Wales

The historic counties of Wales are sub-divisions of Wales.

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Hundred (county division)

A hundred is an administrative division that is geographically part of a larger region.

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Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542

The Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542 (Y Deddfau Cyfreithiau yng Nghymru 1535 a 1542) were parliamentary measures by which Wales became a full and equal part of the Kingdom of England and the legal system of England was extended to Wales and the norms of English administration introduced.

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Libanus, Powys

Libanus is a village in the Brecon Beacons National Park, in the county of Powys, Wales, United Kingdom.

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Llanddew

Llanddew is a small village and community about 2 km or 1 mile north-east of Brecon, Powys, Wales.

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Llanelly

Llanelly (Llanelli) is the name of both a parish and community in the principal area of Monmouthshire, within the historic boundaries of Brecknockshire, south-east Wales.

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Llanwrtyd

Llanwrtyd – "Gwrtyd's church" according to some, but traditionally derived from 'Llanddewi wrth y rhyd' (David's church by the ford – is a rural parish in Powys, mid-Wales, through which flows the River Irfon. The parish church of St David dates from the 11th century and is surrounded by scattered farms. During the 19th century the main population centre became Llanwrtyd Wells which grew up around the sulphur springs about a mile and a half down river from the church. The town is served by Llanwrtyd railway station.

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Llanwrtyd Wells

Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd) is a small town in the parish of Llanwrtyd in Powys, mid-Wales, on the Afon Irfon.

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Local board of health

Local boards or local boards of health were local authorities in urban areas of England and Wales from 1848 to 1894.

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Local Government (Wales) Act 1994

The Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c. 19) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which created the current local government structure in Wales of 22 unitary authority areas, referred to as principal areas in the Act, and abolished the previous two-tier structure of counties and districts.

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Local Government Act 1888

The Local Government Act 1888 (51 & 52 Vict. c.41) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which established county councils and county borough councils in England and Wales.

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Local Government Act 1894

The Local Government Act 1894 (56 & 57 Vict. c. 73) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales outside the County of London.

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Local Government Act 1972

The Local Government Act 1972 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales on 1 April 1974.

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Local government in Wales

Since 1 April 1996, Wales has been divided into 22 single-tier principal areas for local government purposes.

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Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire

This is a list of people who served as Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire.

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Member of parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

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Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful) is a large town in Wales, with a population of about 63,546, situated approximately north of Cardiff.

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Mid Glamorgan

Mid Glamorgan (Morgannwg Ganol) is a preserved county of Wales.

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Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Monmouthshire (historic)

Monmouthshire, also known as the County of Monmouth (Sir Fynwy), is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales and a former administrative county.

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Municipal borough

Municipal boroughs were a type of local government district which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974, in Northern Ireland from 1840 to 1973 and in the Republic of Ireland from 1840 to 2002.

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Mynydd Epynt

Mynydd Epynt is an upland area of Mid Wales within the county of Powys, Wales.

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Pen y Fan

Pen y Fan is the highest peak in south Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Penderyn is a rural village in Cynon Valley, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

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Powys

Powys is a principal area, a county and one of the preserved counties of Wales.

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Radnorshire

Radnor or Radnorshire (Sir Faesyfed) is a sparsely populated area, one of thirteen historic and former administrative counties of Wales.

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Rassau

Rassau, sometimes The Rassau (Rasa (Gwenhwyseg)), is a village and community located in the historic county of Brecknockshire (Breconshire) and the preserved county of Gwent. It currently lies on the northern edge of the county borough of Blaenau Gwent in Wales. According to the 2011 census, the population of Rassau is 3,234. Residents often refer to either Old Rassau and New Rassau or Bottom Rassau and Top Rassau to distinguish the different parts of the village. Rassau was originally a part of Beaufort and therefore part of the historic county of Brecknockshire (Breconshire). In 1888 it was transferred, together with a number of other industrialized areas, to the historic county of Monmouthshire (not co-extensive with the modern county of the same name). The postal address of 6 Tramroad Side, for example, would then have been "6 Tramroad Side, Rassau, Beaufort, Monmouthshire". Note that Ebbw Vale was not part of the address as Rassau and Beaufort are on the other side of the river Ebbw – a distinction often ignored today. On 1 June 2010 Rassau became a community in its own right.

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Rhayader Rural District

Rhayader was, from 1894 to 1974, a rural district in the administrative county of Radnorshire, Wales.

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River Usk

The River Usk (Afon Wysg) rises on the northern slopes of the Black Mountain (y Mynydd Du), Wales, in the westernmost part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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River Wye

The River Wye (Afon Gwy) is the fifth-longest river in the UK, stretching some from its source on Plynlimon in mid Wales to the Severn estuary.

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Rural district

Rural districts were a type of local government area – now superseded – established at the end of the 19th century in England, Wales, and Ireland for the administration of predominantly rural areas at a level lower than that of the administrative counties.

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Sanitary district

Sanitary districts were established in England and Wales in 1875 and in Ireland in 1878.

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South Wales Valleys

The South Wales Valleys (Cymoedd De Cymru) are a group of industrialised valleys in South Wales.

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Talgarth

Talgarth is a small market town, community and electoral ward in southern Powys, Mid Wales, with a population of 1,724.

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Tretower Castle

Tretower Castle (Castell Tretŵr) is a Grade I-listed ruined castle in the village of Tretower in the county of Powys, Wales.

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Tretower Court

Tretower Court is a medieval fortified manor house situated in the village of Tretower, near Crickhowell in modern-day Powys, previously within the historical county of Breconshire or Brecknockshire.

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Urban district (Great Britain and Ireland)

In England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland, an urban district was a type of local government district that covered an urbanised area.

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Vaynor

Vaynor (Welsh: Y Faenor, meaning "The Manor") is a village and community (formerly a parish) in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough in Wales, United Kingdom.

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Wales

Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

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Y Gaer

Y Gaer is a Roman fort situated near modern-day Brecon in Mid Wales, United Kingdom.

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Ystradgynlais

Ystradgynlais is a town on the banks of the River Tawe in southwest Powys, Wales.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brecknockshire

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