Callwen, Breconshire, Wales Genealogy

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CAPEL-CALLWEN, or BLAEN-GLYNTAWE, a chapelry, attached to the parish of Devynock, in the hundred of Devynock, union and county of Brecknock, South Wales, 15 miles (W. S. W.) from Brecknock. It is situated at the south-western extremity of the extensive parish of Devynock, in a vale between elevated and dreary mountains, not far from the source of the river Tawe.[1]

Parish also known as Glyntawe; formed out of Defynnog parish in 1868. For more information, see Defynnog, Breconshire at


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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 150-158. Adapted. Date accessed: 24 January 2014.