The Black Mountains 1908 - Wales Sheet 214

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This folded map which measures approximately 24" x 18" when unfolded is produced by Alan Godfrey and covers an area of about 18 miles by 12 miles. It shows railways, roads and canals, and gives a broad view of a wider area. It also includes an introduction and a more detailed map of a small town or village.

This Inch to the Mile map covers the border area between Brecknockshire and Herefordshire, with a spur of Monmouthshire intruding from the south. Coverage stretches from Llanhamlach eastward to Dulas, and from Glasbury southward to Pen Cerig-calch and Partrishow. Edward Parry describes this as classic border territory, with the Black Mountains at the heart of the map. The finest building on the map is the ruined Llanthony priory in the lovely Honddu valley. A few railways - the Cambrian's Mid Wales line, the Brecon & Merthyr Railway - run west of the mountains. The only town on the map is Talgarth and on the reverse we include a large-scale, detailed map of this, showing St Gwendoline's church, Market Hall, station, High Street, and the buildings that go to make up a small town centre.

It is not possible to list the many hamlets, farmsteads and other topographical features shown on these maps. However, you may find it useful if we list the towns and principal villages or church parishes that are included on this map:

Brecknockshire: Aberllynfi, Bronllys, Cathedine, Llandefalle, Llanelieu, Llanfigan, Llanfihangel Tal-y-llyn, Llanfilo, Llangasty-Tal-y-llyn, Llangorse, Llanhamlach, Llanigon, Llansantffread, Llan-y-wern, Llyswen, Partrishow, Pipton, Talgarth.

Herefordshire: Bacton, Craswell, Dulas, Llancillo, Llanmveynoe, Longtown, Michaelchurch Eseley, Newton, Peterchurch, St Margarets, Turnastone, Vowchurch, Walterstone.

Monmouthshire: Llanvihangel Crucorney, Oldcastle.

Radnorshire: Boughrod, Glasbury.

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