Pencelli, Breconshire, Wales Genealogy

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PENCELLY (PEN-CELLI), a hamlet, in the parish of Llanvigan, hundred of Pencelly, union and county of Brecknock, South Wales, 3¾ miles (S. E.) from Brecknock. It is situated on the western bank of the Usk, where it is joined by the Mehascyn brook. A chapel, dedicated to St. Leonard, stood within the precincts of the castle, but that also has been demolished.[1]

Pencelli is located in Llanfeugan parish. It lies within Brecon Beacons National Park. For more information see Llanfeugan, Breconshire at


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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 299-308. Adapted. Date accessed: 29 January 2014.