Ystradgynlais Higher, Breconshire Genealogy

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YSTRAD-GUNLAIS (YSTRAD-GYNLAIS), a parish, comprising the Upper and Lower divisions, in the union of Neath, hundred of Devynock, county of Brecknock, South Wales, 14 miles (N. E. by E.) from Swansea. The name of this place, according to some authorities, is derived from the dedication of its church to St. Gunleus, a prince of "Glewissig." The Swansea canal, a branch of which reaches to the Yniscedwyn works, terminates at a place called Hên Neuadd, in the parish, two miles above the church. The chapel of Coelbren is situated in the Upper division of the parish. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Calvinistic Methodists; several day schools, and fourteen Sunday schools.[1]


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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 438-446. Adapted. Date accessed: 30 January 2014.