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Merthyr Cynog, Powys

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Merthyr Cynog, Powys

Merthyr Cynog is a hamlet and a community in the county of Powys in mid Wales. The Welsh name signifies the 'shrine of Cynog'. The church, a place of pilgrimage, is dedicated to Saint Cynog, a son of Brychan Brycheiniog. It is situated on the land between the valleys of the Ysgir Fawr and the Ysgir Fach which penetrate northwestwards into the uplands of Mynydd Epynt from the River Usk some miles to the south.
Administrative CountyPowys
Traditional CountyBrecknockshire
OS GridSN9837
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys

Other names by which Merthyr Cynog, Powys has been known in the past

Merthyr ~ Merthyr Cyynog

Merthyr Cynog, Powys in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Merthyr-Cynog, par. and vil., in co. and 8 miles NW. of Brecknock, 21,278 ac., pop. 734.

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