Llanfihangel Nant Brân, Breconshire, Wales Genealogy

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Llanfihangel Nant Bran


LLANVIHANGEL-NANT-BRÂN (LLAN-FIHANGEL-NANT-BRÂN), a parish, in the hundred of Merthyr-Cynog, union and county of Brecknock, South Wales, 9 miles (N. W.) from Brecknock. This place derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Michael, and its distinguishing adjunct from the small rivulet Brân, which intersects the narrow vale wherein it is situated. Llanvihangel church was formerly a chapel of ease to Merthyr-Cynog. There are two places of worship for Baptists, and one for Calvinistic Methodists, in each of which a Sunday school is also held.[1]

UPPER LLANFIHANGEL-NANTBRANE, (and Lower Llanfihangel-nantbrane) a parish in the hundred of Merthyr, county Brecon, 8 miles N. W. of Brecknock, its post town, and 13 from Builth. It is situated on the river Bran, a tributary of the Usk. It is a small village. For more information see Llanfihangel Nant Bran at Genuki.org.uk


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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 129-147. Adapted. Date accessed: 25 January 2014.